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GifBitmapEncoder Class

Defines an encoder that is used to encode Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Media.Imaging
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

public sealed class GifBitmapEncoder : BitmapEncoder
This managed class is not typically used in XAML.

Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images do not support global preview, global thumbnails, global metadata, frame level thumbnails, or frame level metadata. Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images do support multiple frames.

Encoding does not work in partial trust. See Windows Presentation Foundation Partial Trust Security for information on partial trust.

The following examples show how to decode and encode a Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) image using the specific GifBitmapDecoder and GifBitmapEncoder objects. For the complete sample, see GIF Encoder and Decoder Sample

This example demonstrates how to decode a GIF image using a GifBitmapDecoder from a FileStream.

// Open a Stream and decode a GIF image
Stream imageStreamSource = new FileStream("tulipfarm.gif", FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read, FileShare.Read);
GifBitmapDecoder decoder = new GifBitmapDecoder(imageStreamSource, BitmapCreateOptions.PreservePixelFormat, BitmapCacheOption.Default);
BitmapSource bitmapSource = decoder.Frames[0];

// Draw the Image
Image myImage = new Image();
myImage.Source = bitmapSource;
myImage.Stretch = Stretch.None;
myImage.Margin = new Thickness(20);

This example demonstrates how to encode a BitmapSource into a GIF image using a GifBitmapEncoder.

int width = 128;
int height = width;
int stride = width / 8;
byte[] pixels = new byte[height * stride];

// Define the image palette
BitmapPalette myPalette = BitmapPalettes.WebPalette;

// Creates a new empty image with the pre-defined palette

BitmapSource image = BitmapSource.Create(
    width,
    height,
    96,
    96,
    PixelFormats.Indexed1,
    myPalette,
    pixels,
    stride);

FileStream stream = new FileStream("new.gif", FileMode.Create);
GifBitmapEncoder encoder = new GifBitmapEncoder();
TextBlock myTextBlock = new TextBlock();
myTextBlock.Text = "Codec Author is: " + encoder.CodecInfo.Author.ToString();
encoder.Frames.Add(BitmapFrame.Create(image));
encoder.Save(stream);

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0

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