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ControlPaint.CreateHBitmapColorMask Method

Creates a Win32 HBITMAP out of the image.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

[SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Flags = SecurityPermissionFlag.UnmanagedCode)]
public static IntPtr CreateHBitmapColorMask(
	Bitmap bitmap,
	IntPtr monochromeMask


Type: System.Drawing.Bitmap

The Bitmap to create.

Type: System.IntPtr

A pointer to the monochrome mask.

Return Value

Type: System.IntPtr
An IntPtr representing the handle to the bitmap.

You are responsible for de-allocating the HBITMAP. If the image uses transparency, the background will be filled with the specified color.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0