Image.FromHbitmap Method (IntPtr, IntPtr)

Creates a Bitmap from a handle to a GDI bitmap and a handle to a GDI palette.

Namespace:  System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

public static Bitmap FromHbitmap(
	IntPtr hbitmap,
	IntPtr hpalette
)

Parameters

hbitmap
Type: System.IntPtr

The GDI bitmap handle from which to create the Bitmap.

hpalette
Type: System.IntPtr

A handle to a GDI palette used to define the bitmap colors if the bitmap specified in the hBitmap parameter is not a device-independent bitmap (DIB).

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Bitmap
The Bitmap this method creates.

The FromHbitmap method makes a copy of the GDI bitmap; so you can release the incoming GDI bitmap using the GDI DeleteObject method immediately after creating the new Image.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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