GifBitmapDecoder Class

GifBitmapDecoder Class

Defines a decoder for Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) encoded images.

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

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

The following examples show how to decode and encode a Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) image using the specific GifBitmapDecoder and GifBitmapEncoder objects. For the complete sample, see GIF Encoder and Decoder Sample

This example demonstrates how to decode a GIF image using a GifBitmapDecoder from a FileStream.

// Open a Stream and decode a GIF image
Stream^ imageStreamSource = gcnew FileStream("tulipfarm.gif", FileMode::Open, FileAccess::Read, FileShare::Read);
GifBitmapDecoder^ decoder = gcnew GifBitmapDecoder(imageStreamSource, BitmapCreateOptions::PreservePixelFormat, BitmapCacheOption::Default);
BitmapSource^ bitmapSource = decoder->Frames[0];

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

This example demonstrates how to encode a BitmapSource into a GIF image using a GifBitmapEncoder.

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

// Define the image palette

BitmapPalette^ myPalette = BitmapPalettes::WebPalette;

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

BitmapSource^ image = BitmapSource::Create(

FileStream^ stream = gcnew FileStream("new.gif", FileMode::Create);
GifBitmapEncoder^ encoder = gcnew GifBitmapEncoder();
TextBlock^ myTextBlock = gcnew TextBlock();
myTextBlock->Text = "Codec Author is: " + encoder->CodecInfo->Author->ToString();

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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