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How do you save an image from a picturebox to a file?


Sat, 13 Nov 2004 23:02:53 GMT  
 Saving picturebox image to file
Hi Clint, below is an example that seems to work .. but is C++ code and is
for two colors only ...   hopefully you can use it ..


BOOL createBitmapFile(LPCTSTR szFileName)
    //BITMAP bmp;
    WORD    cClrBits = 1;
 int  nColors  = 2;
 RGBQUAD Colors2[] =
  {0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00},
  {0xFF, 0xFF, 0xFF, 0x00}

 int     nWidth    = (int) spPictureBox->GetWidth();
 int     nHeight    = (int) spPictureBox->GetHeight();

 int     nBytesPerLine  = ((nWidth * cClrBits + 31)&(~31)) / 8;
 DWORD    dwBitmapInfoSize = sizeof(BITMAPINFOHEADER) + nColors *
 DWORD    dwFileHeaderSize = dwBitmapInfoSize + sizeof(BITMAPFILEHEADER);

 BYTE*    lpBuf    = new BYTE[dwBitmapInfoSize];
 BITMAPINFO*   lpbi    = (BITMAPINFO*) lpBuf;
 BITMAPINFOHEADER& bih     = lpbi->bmiHeader;

 HBITMAP    hBmp;
 LPVOID    ppvBits;

 memset(&bih, 0, sizeof(BITMAPINFOHEADER));

 // Initialize the fields in the BITMAPINFO structure.
 bih.biSize   = sizeof(BITMAPINFOHEADER);
 bih.biWidth   = nWidth;
 bih.biHeight  = nHeight;
 bih.biPlanes  = 1;
 bih.biBitCount  = 1;
 bih.biCompression = BI_RGB;
 bih.biSizeImage  = 0;

 RGBQUAD*   pColors = &Colors2[0];
 memcpy(&lpbi->bmiColors[0], &pColors[0], sizeof(RGBQUAD));
 memcpy(&lpbi->bmiColors[1], &pColors[1], sizeof(RGBQUAD));

 bmpfhdr.bfType  = 0x4d42;  //'BM' file type
 bmpfhdr.bfSize  = dwFileHeaderSize + (nBytesPerLine * nHeight);
 bmpfhdr.bfReserved1 = 0;
 bmpfhdr.bfReserved2 = 0;
 bmpfhdr.bfOffBits = dwFileHeaderSize;

 //get a memory device context(DC) first...
 m_hPictureBoxDC   = ::GetDC(m_hPictureBox);

 //then our DIBSection using the structure manually created from above...
 m_hPictureBoxBMP = CreateDIBSection(m_hPictureBoxDC, lpbi, DIB_RGB_COLORS,
&ppvBits, NULL, 0);
 m_hMemDC   = CreateCompatibleDC(m_hPictureBoxDC);

 hBmp    = (HBITMAP) SelectObject(m_hMemDC, m_hPictureBoxBMP);
 SelectObject(m_hMemDC, hBmp);

 DWORD dwNumBytes;

 HANDLE hFile = CreateFile(szFileName,
             (DWORD) 0, NULL, CREATE_ALWAYS,

  return FALSE;

 WriteFile(hFile, &bmpfhdr, sizeof(bmpfhdr), &dwNumBytes, NULL); // Write
the file header
 WriteFile(hFile, lpbi, dwBitmapInfoSize, &dwNumBytes, NULL); // Write the
DIB header
 WriteFile(hFile, ppvBits, nBytesPerLine * nHeight, &dwNumBytes, NULL); //
Write DIB bits

 delete lpBuf;

 ::ReleaseDC(m_hPictureBox, m_hPictureBoxDC);

 return TRUE;


> Hi,

> How do you save an image from a picturebox to a file?

> Thanx

Sun, 14 Nov 2004 12:33:55 GMT  
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