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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
)

Parameters

hbitmap
Type: System.IntPtr

The GDI bitmap handle from which to create the Bitmap.

hpalette
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

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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