Image.FromStream Method (Stream)


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Creates an Image from the specified data stream.

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

static member FromStream : 
        stream:Stream -> Image


Type: System.IO.Stream

A Stream that contains the data for this Image.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Image

The Image this method creates.

Exception Condition

The stream does not have a valid image format


stream is null.

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.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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