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Bitmap Constructor (Stream, Boolean)

Initializes a new instance of the Bitmap class from the specified data stream.

Namespace:  System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

public Bitmap(
	Stream stream,
	bool useIcm


Type: System.IO.Stream
The data stream used to load the image.
Type: System.Boolean
true to use color correction for this Bitmap; otherwise, false.


stream does not contain image data or is null.


stream contains a PNG image file with a single dimension greater than 65,535 pixels.

You must keep the stream open for the lifetime of the Bitmap.

Due to a limitation of the GDI+ decoder, an System.ArgumentException is thrown if you construct a bitmap from a .png image file with a single dimension greater than 65,535 pixels.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.