Bitmap Constructor (String)

Bitmap.Bitmap(String) Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the Bitmap class from the specified file.

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

public Bitmap (
	string filename
public Bitmap (
	String filename
public function Bitmap (
	filename : String
Not applicable.



The name of the bitmap file.

Use this constructor to open images with the following file formats: BMP, GIF, EXIG, JPG, PNG and TIFF. For more information about supported formats, see Types of Bitmaps. The file remains locked until the Bitmap is disposed.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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