IImagingFactory::CreateImageFromFile (Windows CE 5.0)

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This method lets an application create a decoded image object from a file.

HRESULT CreateImageFromFile(  const WCHAR* filename,  IImage**     image);


  • filename
    [in] A WCHAR array containing the name of the source file.
  • image
    [out] A pointer to the resulting IImage interface pointer.

Return Values

If successful, this method returns S_OK.

This method may return E_POINTER if it fails.


When the decoded image object is created, it only keeps a reference to the external data source and does not immediately decode the image. The decoded image opens the file in read-only mode and allows shared-read access to it.

Be aware that decoded image objects are read-only. In particular, you cannot modify the image data. However, you can display it onto a destination graphics context or push its data into an image sink. For more information, see IImage.


OS Versions: Windows CE 5.0 and later.
Header: Imaging.h.
Link Library: Imaging.

See Also

IImagingFactory | IImage

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