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ImageFormat Class

Specifies the file format of the image. Not inheritable.


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

public sealed class ImageFormat

The ImageFormat type exposes the following members.

Public methodImageFormatInitializes a new instance of the ImageFormat class by using the specified Guid structure.

Public propertyStatic memberBmpGets the bitmap (BMP) image format.
Public propertyStatic memberEmfGets the enhanced metafile (EMF) image format.
Public propertyStatic memberExifGets the Exchangeable Image File (Exif) format.
Public propertyStatic memberGifGets the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) image format.
Public propertyGuidGets a Guid structure that represents this ImageFormat object.
Public propertyStatic memberIconGets the Windows icon image format.
Public propertyStatic memberJpegGets the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) image format.
Public propertyStatic memberMemoryBmpGets the format of a bitmap in memory.
Public propertyStatic memberPngGets the W3C Portable Network Graphics (PNG) image format.
Public propertyStatic memberTiffGets the Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) image format.
Public propertyStatic memberWmfGets the Windows metafile (WMF) image format.

Public methodEqualsReturns a value that indicates whether the specified object is an ImageFormat object that is equivalent to this ImageFormat object. (Overrides Object.Equals(Object).)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeReturns a hash code value that represents this object. (Overrides Object.GetHashCode().)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringConverts this ImageFormat object to a human-readable string. (Overrides Object.ToString().)

The properties of the ImageFormat class indicate image formats such as bitmap (Bmp), enhanced metafile (Emf), and icon (Icon). For example, you can use the properties of the ImageFormat class to specify an image format when saving an image using the Save method. You can compare two image formats by using the Equals method.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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