Icon.Handle Property

 

Gets the Windows handle for this Icon. This is not a copy of the handle; do not free it.

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

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public IntPtr Handle { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.IntPtr

The Windows handle for the icon.

The following code example demonstrates how to load a bitmap from an Icon handle using the GraphicsUnit enumeration and how to use the Round method to draw the rectangle bounds of a bitmap.

This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Create a form that contains a button named Button2. Paste the code into the form and associate this method with the button's Click event.

private void Button2_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{

    Bitmap bitmap1 = Bitmap.FromHicon(SystemIcons.Hand.Handle);
    Graphics formGraphics = this.CreateGraphics();
    GraphicsUnit units = GraphicsUnit.Point;

    RectangleF bmpRectangleF = bitmap1.GetBounds(ref units);
    Rectangle bmpRectangle = Rectangle.Round(bmpRectangleF);
    formGraphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Blue, bmpRectangle);
    formGraphics.Dispose();
}

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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