Image.GetPropertyItem(Int32) Method

Definition

Gets the specified property item from this Image.

public:
 System::Drawing::Imaging::PropertyItem ^ GetPropertyItem(int propid);
public System.Drawing.Imaging.PropertyItem GetPropertyItem (int propid);
member this.GetPropertyItem : int -> System.Drawing.Imaging.PropertyItem
Public Function GetPropertyItem (propid As Integer) As PropertyItem

Parameters

propid
Int32

The ID of the property item to get.

Returns

The PropertyItem this method gets.

Exceptions

The image format of this image does not support property items.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the GetPropertyItem and SetPropertyItem methods. This example calls GetPropertyItem passing an ID value. For a list of ID values see, Id. This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. To run this example, paste it into a form, and handle the form's Paint event by calling the DemonstratePropertyItem method, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private:
   void DemonstratePropertyItem( PaintEventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Create two images.
      Image^ image1 = Image::FromFile( "c:\\FakePhoto1.jpg" );
      Image^ image2 = Image::FromFile( "c:\\FakePhoto2.jpg" );

      // Get a PropertyItem from image1.
      PropertyItem^ propItem = image1->GetPropertyItem( 20624 );

      // Change the ID of the PropertyItem.
      propItem->Id = 20625;

      // Set the PropertyItem for image2.
      image2->SetPropertyItem( propItem );

      // Draw the image.
      e->Graphics->DrawImage( image2, 20.0F, 20.0F );
   }
private void DemonstratePropertyItem(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Create two images.
    Image image1 = Image.FromFile("c:\\FakePhoto1.jpg");
    Image image2 = Image.FromFile("c:\\FakePhoto2.jpg");

    // Get a PropertyItem from image1.
    PropertyItem propItem = image1.GetPropertyItem(20624);

    // Change the ID of the PropertyItem.
    propItem.Id = 20625;

    // Set the PropertyItem for image2.
    image2.SetPropertyItem(propItem);

    // Draw the image.
    e.Graphics.DrawImage(image2, 20.0F, 20.0F);
}
Private Sub DemonstratePropertyItem(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create two images.
    Dim image1 As Image = Image.FromFile("c:\FakePhoto1.jpg")
    Dim image2 As Image = Image.FromFile("c:\FakePhoto2.jpg")

    ' Get a PropertyItem from image1.
    Dim propItem As PropertyItem = image1.GetPropertyItem(20624)

    ' Change the ID of the PropertyItem.
    propItem.Id = 20625

    ' Set the PropertyItem for image2.
    image2.SetPropertyItem(propItem)

    ' Draw the image.
    e.Graphics.DrawImage(image2, 20.0F, 20.0F)
End Sub

Remarks

For a list of property item IDs and links to more information, see Id.

It is difficult to set property items, because the PropertyItem class has no public constructors. One way to work around this restriction is to obtain a PropertyItem by retrieving the PropertyItems property value or calling the GetPropertyItem method of an Image that already has property items. Then you can set the fields of the PropertyItem and pass it to SetPropertyItem.

Applies to