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Images, Bitmaps, and Metafiles

 

The Image class is an abstract base class that provides methods for working with raster images (bitmaps) and vector images (metafiles). The Bitmap class and the Metafile class both inherit from the Image class. The Bitmap class expands on the capabilities of the Image class by providing additional methods for loading, saving, and manipulating raster images. The Metafile class expands on the capabilities of the Image class by providing additional methods for recording and examining vector images.

Types of Bitmaps
Discusses the various image formats.

Metafiles in GDI+
Discusses GDI+ support for metafiles.

Drawing, Positioning, and Cloning Images in GDI+
Discusses methods for drawing vector and raster images with managed code.

Cropping and Scaling Images in GDI+
Discusses methods for cropping and scaling vector and raster images with managed code

Image
Describes this class and has links to all of its members.

Bitmap
Describes this class and has links to all of its members

Working with Images, Bitmaps, Icons, and Metafiles
Contains links to topics that demonstrate how to use images in your application.

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