Bitmap.FromResource Method (IntPtr, String)


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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.


for calling into unmanaged code. Related enumeration: UnmanagedCode

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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