Bitmap.FromHicon(IntPtr) Method

Definition

Creates a Bitmap from a Windows handle to an icon.

public:
 static System::Drawing::Bitmap ^ FromHicon(IntPtr hicon);
public static System.Drawing.Bitmap FromHicon (IntPtr hicon);
static member FromHicon : nativeint -> System.Drawing.Bitmap
Public Shared Function FromHicon (hicon As IntPtr) As Bitmap

Parameters

hicon
IntPtr

A handle to an icon.

Returns

The Bitmap that this method creates.

Examples

The following code example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgse, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler. The code performs the following actions:

  • Gets the handle to an existing icon image.

  • Creates a Bitmap from the handle.

  • Draws the Bitmap to the screen.

private:
    [System::Runtime::InteropServices::DllImportAttribute("user32.dll", CharSet = CharSet::Unicode)]
   static IntPtr LoadImage( int Hinstance, String^ name, int type, int width, int height, int load );

private:
   void Hicon_Example( PaintEventArgs^ e )
   {
      
      // Get a handle to an icon.
      IntPtr Hicon = LoadImage( 0, "smile.ico", 1, 0, 0, 16 );
      
      // Create a Bitmap object from the icon handle.
      Bitmap^ iconBitmap = Bitmap::FromHicon( Hicon );
      
      // Draw the Bitmap object to the screen.
      e->Graphics->DrawImage( iconBitmap, 0, 0 );
   }
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.DllImportAttribute("user32.dll", CharSet = CharSet.Unicode)]
private static extern IntPtr LoadImage(int Hinstance,
    string name, int type, int width, int height, int load);

private void Hicon_Example(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Get a handle to an icon.
    IntPtr Hicon = LoadImage(0, "smile.ico", 1, 0, 0, 16);

    // Create a Bitmap object from the icon handle.
    Bitmap iconBitmap = Bitmap.FromHicon(Hicon);

    // Draw the Bitmap object to the screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawImage(iconBitmap, 0, 0);
}
<System.Runtime.InteropServices.DllImportAttribute("user32.dll", CharSet:=CharSet.Unicode)> _
Private Shared Function LoadImage(ByVal Hinstance As Integer, ByVal name As String, ByVal type As Integer, ByVal width As Integer, ByVal height As Integer, ByVal load As Integer) As IntPtr
End Function

Private Sub HICON_Example(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Get a handle to an icon.
    Dim Hicon As IntPtr = LoadImage(0, "smile.ico", 1, 0, 0, 16)

    ' Create a Bitmap object from the icon handle.
    Dim iconBitmap As Bitmap = Bitmap.FromHicon(Hicon)

    ' Draw the Bitmap object to the screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawImage(iconBitmap, 0, 0)
End Sub

Security

SecurityPermission
for calling into unmanaged code. Related enumeration: UnmanagedCode

Applies to