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ColorMatrix Constructor (Single[][])

Initializes a new instance of the ColorMatrix class using the elements in the specified matrix newColorMatrix.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

public ColorMatrix(
	float[][] newColorMatrix


Type: System.Single[][]

The values of the elements for the new ColorMatrix.

The following code example demonstrates how to construct and use a ColorMatrix. To run this example, paste the code into a Windows Form and call RotateColors from the form's Paint event-handling method passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private void RotateColors(PaintEventArgs e)
    Bitmap image = new Bitmap("RotationInput.bmp");
    ImageAttributes imageAttributes = new ImageAttributes();
    int width = image.Width;
    int height = image.Height;
    float degrees = 60f;
    double r = degrees * System.Math.PI / 180; // degrees to radians 

    float[][] colorMatrixElements = { 
        new float[] {(float)System.Math.Cos(r),  (float)System.Math.Sin(r),  0,  0, 0},
        new float[] {(float)-System.Math.Sin(r),  (float)-System.Math.Cos(r),  0,  0, 0},
        new float[] {0,  0,  2,  0, 0},
        new float[] {0,  0,  0,  1, 0},
        new float[] {0, 0, 0, 0, 1}};

    ColorMatrix colorMatrix = new ColorMatrix(colorMatrixElements);


    e.Graphics.DrawImage(image, 10, 10, width, height);

       new Rectangle(150, 10, width, height),  // destination rectangle 
        0, 0,        // upper-left corner of source rectangle 
        width,       // width of source rectangle
        height,      // height of source rectangle


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.NET Framework

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