Image.FromHbitmap Method (IntPtr, IntPtr)


Creates a Bitmap from a handle to a GDI bitmap and a handle to a GDI palette.

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

public static Bitmap FromHbitmap(
	IntPtr hbitmap,
	IntPtr hpalette


Type: System.IntPtr

The GDI bitmap handle from which to create the Bitmap.

Type: System.IntPtr

A handle to a GDI palette used to define the bitmap colors if the bitmap specified in the hBitmap parameter is not a device-independent bitmap (DIB).

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Bitmap

The Bitmap this method creates.

The FromHbitmap method makes a copy of the GDI bitmap; so you can release the incoming GDI bitmap using the GDI DeleteObject method immediately after creating the new Image.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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