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Bitmap.GetPixel Method

Gets the color of the specified pixel in this Bitmap.

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

public Color GetPixel(
	int x,
	int y


Type: System.Int32
The x-coordinate of the pixel to retrieve.
Type: System.Int32
The y-coordinate of the pixel to retrieve.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Color
A Color structure that represents the color of the specified pixel.


x is less than 0, or greater than or equal to Width.


y is less than 0, or greater than or equal to Height.


The operation failed.

The following code example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgs e, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler. The code gets the color of a pixel in a bitmap, and then fills a rectangle with that color.

private void GetPixel_Example(PaintEventArgs e)

    // Create a Bitmap object from an image file.
    Bitmap myBitmap = new Bitmap("Grapes.jpg");

    // Get the color of a pixel within myBitmap.
    Color pixelColor = myBitmap.GetPixel(50, 50);

    // Fill a rectangle with pixelColor.
    SolidBrush pixelBrush = new SolidBrush(pixelColor);
    e.Graphics.FillRectangle(pixelBrush, 0, 0, 100, 100);

.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.