BitmapData.Scan0 Property

 
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Gets or sets the address of the first pixel data in the bitmap. This can also be thought of as the first scan line in the bitmap.

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

Public Property Scan0 As IntPtr

Property Value

Type: System.IntPtr

The address of the first pixel data in the bitmap.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the PixelFormat, Height, Width, and Scan0 properties; the LockBits and UnlockBits methods; and the ImageLockMode enumeration. This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. To run this example, paste it into a form and handle the form's Paint event by calling the LockUnlockBitsExample method, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

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The following example code was created for use with an image with the Format24bppRgb format.

Private Sub LockUnlockBitsExample(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create a new bitmap.
    Dim bmp As New Bitmap("c:\fakePhoto.jpg")

    ' Lock the bitmap's bits.  
    Dim rect As New Rectangle(0, 0, bmp.Width, bmp.Height)
    Dim bmpData As System.Drawing.Imaging.BitmapData = bmp.LockBits(rect, _
        Drawing.Imaging.ImageLockMode.ReadWrite, bmp.PixelFormat)

    ' Get the address of the first line.
    Dim ptr As IntPtr = bmpData.Scan0

    ' Declare an array to hold the bytes of the bitmap.
    ' This code is specific to a bitmap with 24 bits per pixels.
    Dim bytes As Integer = Math.Abs(bmpData.Stride) * bmp.Height
    Dim rgbValues(bytes - 1) As Byte

    ' Copy the RGB values into the array.
    System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.Copy(ptr, rgbValues, 0, bytes)

    ' Set every third value to 255. A 24bpp image will look red.
    For counter As Integer = 2 To rgbValues.Length - 1 Step 3
        rgbValues(counter) = 255
    Next

    ' Copy the RGB values back to the bitmap
    System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.Copy(rgbValues, 0, ptr, bytes)

    ' Unlock the bits.
    bmp.UnlockBits(bmpData)

    ' Draw the modified image.
    e.Graphics.DrawImage(bmp, 0, 150)

End Sub

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