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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)

Public Structure PixelFormat
	Implements IEquatable(Of PixelFormat)


Gets the number of bits-per-pixel (bpp) for this PixelFormat.


Gets a collection of bit masks associated with the PixelFormat.


Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Overrides ValueType.Equals(Object).)


Determines whether the pixel format equals the given PixelFormat.

System_CAPS_pubmethodSystem_CAPS_staticEquals(PixelFormat, PixelFormat)

Determines whether the specified PixelFormat instances are considered equal.


Creates a hash code from this pixel format's Masks value.(Overrides ValueType.GetHashCode().)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


Creates a string representation of this PixelFormat.(Overrides ValueType.ToString().)

System_CAPS_puboperatorSystem_CAPS_staticEquality(PixelFormat, PixelFormat)

Compares two PixelFormat instances for equality.

System_CAPS_puboperatorSystem_CAPS_staticInequality(PixelFormat, PixelFormat)

Compares two PixelFormat instances for inequality.

<object property="pixelFormat"/>


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

The following example shows how to create a PixelFormat and find the value of its properties.

        Public Function createPixelFormat() As PixelFormat
            ' Create a PixelFormat object.
            Dim myPixelFormat As 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.
            Dim bpp As Integer = myPixelFormat.BitsPerPixel

            ' Get the collection of masks associated with this format.
            Dim myChannelMaskCollection As IList(Of PixelFormatChannelMask) = (myPixelFormat.Masks)

            ' Capture the mask info in a string.
            Dim stringOfValues As String = " "
            Dim myMask As PixelFormatChannelMask
            For Each myMask In myChannelMaskCollection
                Dim myBytesCollection As IList(Of Byte) = myMask.Mask
                Dim myByte As Byte
                For Each myByte In myBytesCollection
                    stringOfValues = stringOfValues + myByte.ToString()
                Next myByte
            Next myMask

            ' 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

        End Function 'createPixelFormat
    End Class 'PixelFormatsExample 
End Namespace 'ImagingSnippetGallery

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0

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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