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ImageNode Class

Represents a ContextNode for a two-dimensional region where any non-ink images may exist in the application.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Ink
Assembly:  Microsoft.Ink.Analysis (in Microsoft.Ink.Analysis.dll)

public sealed class ImageNode : ContextNode

The InkAnalyzer does not produce ImageNode objects. The application uses the ContextNode.CreateSubNode method to add the ImageNode objects to the context node tree. If the state of the analyzer is persisted, these nodes can be persisted as well.

Future recognizers may use the regions defined by the ImageNode objects to determine if any ink annotates the non-ink image.

An ImageNode cannot have any children.

The following example adds an ImageNode object to an InkAnalyzer, theInkAnalyzer, for a PictureBox control, thePictureBox. It converts the location of the PictureBox control from pixel coordinates to ink coordinates. It sets the Data property of the ImageNode object to be the Image property of the PictureBox.

// Add image node
ImageNode pictureNode = (ImageNode)

// Convert pixel coordinates to pixel coordinates
Point pictureTopLeft = thePictureBox.Location;
Point pictureBottomRight = new Point(thePictureBox.Right,
Graphics panelGraphics = theNotesPanel.CreateGraphics();
theInkCollector.Renderer.PixelToInkSpace(panelGraphics, ref pictureTopLeft);
theInkCollector.Renderer.PixelToInkSpace(panelGraphics, ref pictureBottomRight);

// Set the location of the image node
pictureNode.SetLocation(new AnalysisRegion(new Rectangle(pictureTopLeft.X,
    pictureTopLeft.Y, pictureBottomRight.X - pictureTopLeft.X,
    pictureBottomRight.Y - pictureTopLeft.Y)));

// Serialize the image to a byte array and set ImageNode.Data to the array. 
using (System.IO.MemoryStream stream = new System.IO.MemoryStream())
    thePictureBox.Image.Save(stream, thePictureBox.Image.RawFormat);
    pictureNode.Data = stream.ToArray();

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0