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PixelFormat Structure

Defines a pixel format for images and pixel-based surfaces.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Media
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

[SerializableAttribute]
[TypeConverterAttribute(typeof(PixelFormatConverter))]
public struct PixelFormat : IEquatable<PixelFormat>
<object property="pixelFormat"/>

XAML Values

pixelFormat

One of the predefined pixel formats defined by the PixelFormats class.

The PixelFormat type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyBitsPerPixel Gets the number of bits-per-pixel (bpp) for this PixelFormat.
Public propertyMasksGets a collection of bit masks associated with the PixelFormat.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object) Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Overrides ValueType.Equals(Object).)
Public methodEquals(PixelFormat)Determines whether the pixel format equals the given PixelFormat.
Public methodStatic memberEquals(PixelFormat, PixelFormat) Determines whether the specified PixelFormat instances are considered equal.
Public methodGetHashCodeCreates a hash code from this pixel format's Masks value. (Overrides ValueType.GetHashCode().)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToString Creates a string representation of this PixelFormat. (Overrides ValueType.ToString().)
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  NameDescription
Public operatorStatic memberEquality Compares two PixelFormat instances for equality.
Public operatorStatic memberInequality Compares two PixelFormat instances for inequality.
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The following example shows how to create a PixelFormat and find the value of its properties.

public PixelFormat createPixelFormat()
{
    // Create a PixelFormat object.
    PixelFormat myPixelFormat = new PixelFormat();

    // Make this PixelFormat a Gray32Float pixel format.
    myPixelFormat = PixelFormats.Gray32Float;

    // Get the number of bits-per-pixel for this format. Because 
    // the format is "Gray32Float", the float value returned will be 32.
    int bpp = myPixelFormat.BitsPerPixel;

    // Get the collection of masks associated with this format.
    IList<PixelFormatChannelMask> myChannelMaskCollection = myPixelFormat.Masks;

    // Capture the mask info in a string.
    String stringOfValues = " ";
    foreach (PixelFormatChannelMask myMask in myChannelMaskCollection)
    {
        IList<byte> myBytesCollection = myMask.Mask;
        foreach (byte myByte in myBytesCollection)
        {
            stringOfValues = stringOfValues + myByte.ToString();
        }
    }

    // Return the PixelFormat which, for example, could be  
    // used to set the pixel format of a bitmap by using it to set 
    // the DestinationFormat of a FormatConvertedBitmap. 
    return myPixelFormat;
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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