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Creating Thumbnail Images

A thumbnail image is a small version of an image. You can create a thumbnail image by calling the GetThumbnailImage method of an Image object.

The following example constructs an Image object from the file Compass.bmp. The original image has a width of 640 pixels and a height of 479 pixels. The code creates a thumbnail image that has a width of 100 pixels and a height of 100 pixels.

Dim image = New Bitmap("Compass.bmp")
Dim pThumbnail As Image = image.GetThumbnailImage(100, 100, Nothing, _
   New IntPtr())
e.Graphics.DrawImage( _
   pThumbnail, _
   10, _
   10, _
   pThumbnail.Width, _
   pThumbnail.Height)
[C#]
Image image = new Bitmap("Compass.bmp");
Image pThumbnail = image.GetThumbnailImage(100, 100, null, new 
   IntPtr());
e.Graphics.DrawImage(
   pThumbnail,
   10,
   10, 
   pThumbnail.Width,
   pThumbnail.Height);

The following illustration shows the thumbnail image.

ets0sayh.thumbnail1(en-us,VS.71).gif

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