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BmpBitmapDecoder Class

Defines a decoder for bitmap (BMP) encoded images. 

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

public ref class BmpBitmapDecoder sealed : public BitmapDecoder
You cannot directly create an instance of this class in XAML.

The following examples show how to decode and encode a bitmap (BMP) image using the specific BmpBitmapDecoder and BmpBitmapEncoder objects. For the complete sample, see BMP Encoder and Decoder Sample.

This example demonstrates how to decode a BMP image using a BmpBitmapDecoder from a Uri.

// Open a Uri and decode a BMP image
System::Uri^ myUri = gcnew System::Uri("tulipfarm.bmp", UriKind::RelativeOrAbsolute);
BmpBitmapDecoder^ decoder2 = gcnew BmpBitmapDecoder(myUri, BitmapCreateOptions::PreservePixelFormat, BitmapCacheOption::Default);
BitmapSource^ bitmapSource2 = decoder2->Frames[0];

// Draw the Image
Image^ myImage2 = gcnew Image();
myImage2->Source = bitmapSource2;
myImage2->Stretch = Stretch::None;
myImage2->Margin = System::Windows::Thickness(20);

This example demonstrates how to encode a BitmapSource into a BMP image using a BmpBitmapEncoder.

int width = 128;
int height = width;
int stride = width / 8;
array<System::Byte>^ pixels = gcnew array<System::Byte>(height * stride);


List<Color>^ colors = gcnew List<Color>();
colors->Add(Colors::Red);
colors->Add(Colors::Blue);
colors->Add(Colors::Green);
BitmapPalette^ myPalette = gcnew BitmapPalette(colors);

// Creates a new empty image with the pre-defined palette

BitmapSource^ image = BitmapSource::Create(
   width,
   height,
   96,
   96,
   PixelFormats::Indexed1,
   myPalette,
   pixels,
   stride);

FileStream^ stream = gcnew FileStream("new.bmp", FileMode::Create);
BmpBitmapEncoder^ encoder = gcnew BmpBitmapEncoder();
TextBlock^ myTextBlock = gcnew TextBlock();
myTextBlock->Text = "Codec Author is: " + encoder->CodecInfo->Author->ToString();
encoder->Frames->Add(BitmapFrame::Create(image));
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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