pixelDepth property

Gets the number of bits per pixel that is used for colors on the destination device or buffer.

Internet Explorer 9



HRESULT value = object.get_pixelDepth(* p);

Property values

Type: long

1, 4, 8, 15, 16, 24, 32

The number of bits per pixel, expressed as an integer, to use for the off-screen buffer. The value 15 specifies 16 bits per pixel, in which only 15 bits are used in a 5-5-5 layout of RGB values.

Standards information


If IHTMLScreen::bufferDepth is 0 or -1, IHTMLScreen4::pixelDepth is equal to the bits-per-pixel value for the screen or printer.

If IHTMLScreen4::pixelDepth does not equal zero, IHTMLScreen4::pixelDepth is equal to IHTMLScreen::colorDepth.