Old Man Old Man - 1 month ago 8
C# Question

Saving System.Drawing.Graphics to a png or bmp

I have a Graphics object that I've drawn on the screen and I need to save it to a png or bmp file. Graphics doesn't seem to support that directly, but it must be possible somehow.

What are the steps?

Answer

Copy it to a Bitmap and then call the bitmap's Save method.

Note that if you're literally drawing to the screen (by grabbing the screen's device context), then the only way to save what you just drew to the screen is to reverse the process by drawing from the screen to a Bitmap. This is possible, but it would obviously be a lot easier to just draw directly to a Bitmap (using the same code you use to draw to the screen).

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