How to: Create a Bitmap from a Visual

 

This example shows how you can create a bitmap from a Visual. A DrawingVisual is rendered with FormattedText. The Visual is then rendered to the RenderTargetBitmap creating a bitmap of the given text.

            Image myImage = new Image();
            FormattedText text = new FormattedText("ABC",
                    new CultureInfo("en-us"),
                    FlowDirection.LeftToRight,
                    new Typeface(this.FontFamily, FontStyles.Normal, FontWeights.Normal, new FontStretch()),
                    this.FontSize,
                    this.Foreground);

            DrawingVisual drawingVisual = new DrawingVisual();
            DrawingContext drawingContext = drawingVisual.RenderOpen();
            drawingContext.DrawText(text, new Point(2, 2));
            drawingContext.Close();

            RenderTargetBitmap bmp = new RenderTargetBitmap(180, 180, 120, 96, PixelFormats.Pbgra32);
            bmp.Render(drawingVisual);
            myImage.Source = bmp;

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