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BitmapEncoder Class

Encodes a collection of BitmapFrame objects to an image stream.

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

public abstract class BitmapEncoder : DispatcherObject
This class is abstract; see Inheritance Hierarchy for derived non-abstract classes usable in XAML.

A derived codec may also provide support for specialized encoding properties, which are used to determine how a bitmap is encoded. For example, a codec may support specialized compression routines or interlacing of an encoded image.

You can specify multiple frames for any derived encoder, even if the bitmap format only supports one frame. In this case, only the first frame is saved.

The collection of frames can be encoded one at a time to any number of file streams.

Encoding does not work in partial trust. See Windows Presentation Foundation Partial Trust Security for information on partial trust.

The following example demonstrates how to use the derived TiffBitmapEncoder class to encode an image.

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();
encoder.Frames.Add(BitmapFrame.Create(image));
MessageBox.Show(myPalette.Colors.Count.ToString());
encoder.Save(stream);

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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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
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