BitmapEncoder.Palette BitmapEncoder.Palette BitmapEncoder.Palette BitmapEncoder.Palette Property

Definition

Gets or sets a value that represents the BitmapPalette of an encoded bitmap.

public:
 virtual property System::Windows::Media::Imaging::BitmapPalette ^ Palette { System::Windows::Media::Imaging::BitmapPalette ^ get(); void set(System::Windows::Media::Imaging::BitmapPalette ^ value); };
public virtual System.Windows.Media.Imaging.BitmapPalette Palette { get; set; }
member this.Palette : System.Windows.Media.Imaging.BitmapPalette with get, set
Public Overridable Property Palette As BitmapPalette

Property Value

Exceptions

Examples

The following example demonstrates how to apply a custom palette to a Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) image and subsequently encode it.

int width = 128;
int height = width;
int stride = width/8;
byte[] pixels = new byte[height*stride];

// Try creating a new image with a custom palette.
List<System.Windows.Media.Color> colors = new List<System.Windows.Media.Color>();
colors.Add(System.Windows.Media.Colors.Red);
colors.Add(System.Windows.Media.Colors.Blue);
colors.Add(System.Windows.Media.Colors.Green);
BitmapPalette myPalette = new BitmapPalette(colors);

// Creates a new empty image with the pre-defined palette

BitmapSource image = BitmapSource.Create(
    width,
    height,
    96,
    96,
    PixelFormats.Indexed1,
    myPalette, 
    pixels, 
    stride);

FileStream stream = new FileStream("empty.tif", FileMode.Create);
TiffBitmapEncoder encoder = new TiffBitmapEncoder();
TextBlock myTextBlock = new TextBlock();
myTextBlock.Text = "Codec Author is: " + encoder.CodecInfo.Author.ToString();
encoder.Frames.Add(BitmapFrame.Create(image));
MessageBox.Show(myPalette.Colors.Count.ToString());
encoder.Save(stream);

Dim width As Integer = 128
Dim height As Integer = width
Dim stride As Integer = CType(width / 8, Integer)
Dim pixels(height * stride) As Byte

' Try creating a new image with a custom palette.
Dim colors As New List(Of System.Windows.Media.Color)()
colors.Add(System.Windows.Media.Colors.Red)
colors.Add(System.Windows.Media.Colors.Blue)
colors.Add(System.Windows.Media.Colors.Green)
Dim myPalette As New BitmapPalette(colors)

' Creates a new empty image with the pre-defined palette
Dim image As BitmapSource = System.Windows.Media.Imaging.BitmapSource.Create(width, height, 96, 96, PixelFormats.Indexed1, myPalette, pixels, stride)
Dim stream As New FileStream("empty.tif", FileMode.Create)
Dim encoder As New TiffBitmapEncoder()
Dim myTextBlock As New TextBlock()
myTextBlock.Text = "Codec Author is: " + encoder.CodecInfo.Author.ToString()
encoder.Frames.Add(BitmapFrame.Create(image))
MessageBox.Show(myPalette.Colors.Count.ToString())
encoder.Save(stream)

Remarks

Only Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) and Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images (and some older, non-standard bitmap (BMP) images) support palettes.

Applies to

See also