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Metafile Constructor (String)

Initializes a new instance of the Metafile class from the specified file name.

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

public Metafile(
	string filename
)

Parameters

filename
Type: System.String

A String that represents the file name from which to create the new Metafile.

The following code example demonstrates how to create and use a Metafile.


using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Drawing.Imaging;
using System.Windows.Forms;

// for Marshal.Copy 
using System.Runtime.InteropServices; 

public class Form1 : Form
{
    private Metafile metafile1;
    private Graphics.EnumerateMetafileProc metafileDelegate;
    private Point destPoint;
    public Form1()
    {
        metafile1 = new Metafile(@"C:\Test.wmf");
        metafileDelegate = new Graphics.EnumerateMetafileProc(MetafileCallback);
        destPoint = new Point(20, 10);
    }
    protected override void OnPaint(PaintEventArgs e)
    {
        e.Graphics.EnumerateMetafile(metafile1, destPoint, metafileDelegate);
    }
    private bool MetafileCallback(
       EmfPlusRecordType recordType,
       int flags,
       int dataSize,
       IntPtr data,
       PlayRecordCallback callbackData)
    {
        byte[] dataArray = null;
        if (data != IntPtr.Zero)
        {
            // Copy the unmanaged record to a managed byte buffer  
            // that can be used by PlayRecord.
            dataArray = new byte[dataSize];
            Marshal.Copy(data, dataArray, 0, dataSize);
        }

        metafile1.PlayRecord(recordType, flags, dataSize, dataArray);

        return true;
    }

    static void Main()
    {
        Application.Run(new Form1());
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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