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Bitmap.FromResource Method

Creates a Bitmap from the specified Windows resource.

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

public static Bitmap FromResource(
	IntPtr hinstance,
	string bitmapName


Type: System.IntPtr
A handle to an instance of the executable file that contains the resource.
Type: System.String
A string that contains the name of the resource bitmap.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Bitmap
The Bitmap that this method creates.

FromResource requires security permission to call unmanaged code. For a managed alternative for creating a bitmap from an embedded resource, see Bitmap.Bitmap(Type, String). FromResource works only with bitmaps that are named resources in a DLL.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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