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Image.GetPixelFormatSize Method

Returns the color depth, in number of bits per pixel, of the specified pixel format.

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

public static int GetPixelFormatSize(
	PixelFormat pixfmt


Type: System.Drawing.Imaging.PixelFormat
The PixelFormat member that specifies the format for which to find the size.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The color depth of the specified pixel format.

.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.