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Bitmap.Draw Method (IntPtr, Int32, Int32, Int32, Int32, CombineMode, Single, InterpolationMode)

Draws current bitmap on given Windows GDI device context (represented as handle to device context, i.e. HDC).

Namespace: Aurigma.GraphicsMill
Assembly: Aurigma.GraphicsMill (in Aurigma.GraphicsMill.dll)


Visual Basic
Public Sub Draw ( _
	hdc As IntPtr, _
	destinationX As Integer, _
	destinationY As Integer, _
	destinationWidth As Integer, _
	destinationHeight As Integer, _
	combine As CombineMode, _
	opacity As Single, _
	interpolationMode As InterpolationMode _
public void Draw(
	IntPtr hdc,
	int destinationX,
	int destinationY,
	int destinationWidth,
	int destinationHeight,
	CombineMode combine,
	float opacity,
	InterpolationMode interpolationMode



Type: System.IntPtr

Target handle to device context (on which current bitmap should be drawn).

Type: System.Int32

Horizontal position of left-top corner of the destination rectangle.

Type: System.Int32

Vertical position of left-top corner of the destination rectangle.

Type: System.Int32

Width of the destination rectangle. You can pass 0 to indicate that method should calculate width automatically (see Remarks section for details).

Type: System.Int32

Height of the destination rectangle. You can pass 0 to indicate that method should calculate height automatically (see Remarks section for details).

Type: Aurigma.GraphicsMill.Transforms.CombineMode

Algorithm of images blending (plain pixels copying, alpha blending, bitwise operations, etc).

Type: System.Single

A number in range [0, 1] specifying total opacity of the image. If 0, image is completely transparent, if 1, image is completely opaque.

Type: Aurigma.GraphicsMill.Transforms.InterpolationMode

Algorithm of resizing. Using this parameter you can select between speed and quality of resizing.


Bitmap is drawn to destination rectangle on the given HDC. If current bitmap dimensions differ from dimensions of destination rectangle, it is resized to have the same size as destination rectangle.


If bitmap has pixel format which is not GDI-compatible (e.g. extended pixel formats, CMYK, etc) method will automatically create a copy converted to the Format32bppArgb. That's why you always get it drawn, but if you are going to call this method multiple times, it is recommended to convert it to some GDI-compatible format (like Format32bppArgb) to increase the performance.

If you want method to calculate width and height automatically, you can pass 0 to these arguments. It will be calculated with the following way:

  1. If both width and heigth are 0, it will take source image dimensions (Width and Height properties). This way no resize will be done during drawing.
  2. If only one of arguments is 0, it will calculate this argument to save proportion. For example, source image is 800x600, and you pass 400 as width and 0 as height. Height will be calculated to preserve aspect ratio of the image, i.e. it will be equal to 300.

All coordinates are measured in units specified with Unit property of the source bitmap.

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