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Bitmap Constructor (Stream)

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

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

	Stream^ stream


Type: System.IO::Stream

The data stream used to load the image.


stream does not contain image data or is nullptr.


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.

The following code example demonstrates how to load a bitmap from a stream.

This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Create a form that contains a PictureBox named PictureBox1. Paste the code into the form and call the InitializeStreamBitmap method from the form's constructor or Load event-handling method.

void InitializeStreamBitmap()
      System::Net::WebRequest^ request = System::Net::WebRequest::Create( "http://www.microsoft.com//h/en-us/r/ms_masthead_ltr.gif" );
      System::Net::WebResponse^ response = request->GetResponse();
      System::IO::Stream^ responseStream = response->GetResponseStream();
      Bitmap^ bitmap2 = gcnew Bitmap( responseStream );
      PictureBox1->Image = bitmap2;
   catch ( System::Net::WebException^ ) 
      MessageBox::Show( "There was an error opening the image file." 
      "Check the URL" );


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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