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BitmapCodecInfo Class

Provides information about an imaging codec.


Namespace:  System.Windows.Media.Imaging
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

public abstract class BitmapCodecInfo

The BitmapCodecInfo type exposes the following members.

Protected methodBitmapCodecInfoInitializes a new instance of BitmapCodecInfo.

Public propertyAuthorGets a value that identifies the author of the codec.
Public propertyContainerFormatGets a value that identifies the container format for the codec.
Public propertyDeviceManufacturerGets a value that identifies the device manufacturer of the codec.
Public propertyDeviceModelsGets a value that identifies the device models of the codec.
Public propertyFileExtensionsGets a value that identifies the file extensions associated with the codec.
Public propertyFriendlyNameGets a value that represents the friendly name of the codec.
Public propertyMimeTypesGets a value that identifies the Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) associated with the codec.
Public propertySpecificationVersionGets a value that identifies the specification version of the codec.
Public propertySupportsAnimationGets a value that indicates whether the codec supports animation.
Public propertySupportsLosslessGets a value that indicates whether the codec supports lossless of images.
Public propertySupportsMultipleFramesGets a value that identifies whether the codec supports multiple frames.
Public propertyVersionGets a value that identifies the version of the codec.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

A BitmapCodecInfo can be obtain for each codec in Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) by using the CodecInfo or the CodecInfo properties.

The following example demonstrates how to retrieve the Author property of a given BitmapEncoder.

FileStream stream = new FileStream("empty.tif", FileMode.Create);
TiffBitmapEncoder encoder = new TiffBitmapEncoder();
TextBlock myTextBlock = new TextBlock();
myTextBlock.Text = "Codec Author is: " + encoder.CodecInfo.Author.ToString();

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.