Image.FromStream Method (Stream)

Creates an Image from the specified data stream.

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

static Image^ FromStream (
	Stream^ stream
public static Image FromStream (
	Stream stream
public static function FromStream (
	stream : Stream
) : Image
Not applicable.



A Stream that contains the data for this Image.

Return Value

The Image this method creates.

Exception typeCondition


The stream does not have a valid image format


stream is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

You must keep the stream open for the lifetime of the Image.

The stream is reset to zero if this method is called successively with the same stream.


The Image class does not support alpha transparency in bitmaps. To enable alpha transparency, use PNG images with 32 bits per pixel.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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