Bitmap.GetHicon Bitmap.GetHicon Bitmap.GetHicon Bitmap.GetHicon Method

Definition

Returns the handle to an icon.

public:
 IntPtr GetHicon();
public IntPtr GetHicon ();
member this.GetHicon : unit -> nativeint
Public Function GetHicon () As IntPtr

Returns

A Windows handle to an icon with the same image as the Bitmap.

Exceptions

The operation failed.

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:

  • Creates a Bitmap.

  • Draws that object to the screen.

  • Gets an icon handle for the Bitmap.

  • Sets the Form.Icon attribute of the form to an icon created from the handle.

private:
   [System::Runtime::InteropServices::DllImportAttribute("user32.dll",CharSet=CharSet::Auto)]
   static bool DestroyIcon( IntPtr handle );

private:
   [SecurityPermission(SecurityAction::Demand, Flags=SecurityPermissionFlag::UnmanagedCode)]
   void GetHicon_Example( PaintEventArgs^ e )
   {
      
      // Create a Bitmap object from an image file.
      Bitmap^ myBitmap = gcnew Bitmap( "c:\\FakePhoto.jpg" );
      
      // Draw myBitmap to the screen.
      e->Graphics->DrawImage( myBitmap, 0, 0 );
      
      // Get an Hicon for myBitmap.
      IntPtr Hicon = myBitmap->GetHicon();
      
      // Create a new icon from the handle. 
      System::Drawing::Icon^ newIcon = ::Icon::FromHandle( Hicon );
      
      // Set the form Icon attribute to the new icon.
      this->Icon = newIcon;
      
      // You can now destroy the Icon, since the form creates
      // its own copy of the icon accesible through the Form.Icon property.
      DestroyIcon( newIcon->Handle );
   }

[System.Runtime.InteropServices.DllImport("user32.dll", CharSet = CharSet.Auto)]
extern static bool DestroyIcon(IntPtr handle);

private void GetHicon_Example(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Create a Bitmap object from an image file.
    Bitmap myBitmap = new Bitmap(@"c:\FakePhoto.jpg");

    // Draw myBitmap to the screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawImage(myBitmap, 0, 0);

    // Get an Hicon for myBitmap.
    IntPtr Hicon = myBitmap.GetHicon();

    // Create a new icon from the handle. 
    Icon newIcon = Icon.FromHandle(Hicon);

    // Set the form Icon attribute to the new icon.
    this.Icon = newIcon;

    // You can now destroy the icon, since the form creates
    // its own copy of the icon accessible through the Form.Icon property.
    DestroyIcon(newIcon.Handle);

}
<System.Runtime.InteropServices.DllImportAttribute("user32.dll")> _
    Private Shared Function DestroyIcon(ByVal handle _ 
	As IntPtr) As Boolean 
    End Function

   Private Sub GetHicon_Example(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

        ' Create a Bitmap object from an image file.
        Dim myBitmap As New Bitmap("c:\FakePhoto.jpg")

        ' Draw myBitmap to the screen.
        e.Graphics.DrawImage(myBitmap, 0, 0)

        ' Get an Hicon for myBitmap.
        Dim HIcon As IntPtr = myBitmap.GetHicon()
	
        ' Create a new icon from the handle.
        Dim newIcon As Icon = System.Drawing.Icon.FromHandle(HIcon)

        ' Set the form Icon attribute to the new icon.
        Me.Icon = newIcon

        ' You can now destroy the icon, since the form creates its 
        ' own copy of the icon accessible through the Form.Icon property.
	DestroyIcon(newIcon.Handle)
    End Sub

Remarks

Initially, an icon created from the handle will have the same size as the original bitmap.

Security

SecurityPermission
for calling into unmanaged code. Related enumeration: UnmanagedCode

Applies to