Image TypeUse the Image type from the System.Drawing namespace to handle image files like PNGs.
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Image. An Image has a width and a height. With the Image type, found in System.Drawing, we load an image file and quickly determine these values.
Type notes. The Image type is an abstract data type that represents an image. It returns the data, Width and Height and other information about an image.
Example. To start, this program imports the System.Drawing namespace. If this creates an error, go to Add Reference to add the System.Drawing assembly.
Info Upon execution the program loads an image located in a specific file on the disk.
Note After Image.FromFile returns the Image reference, we can access the Width, Height and PhysicalDimension properties.
Imports System.Drawing Module Module1 Sub Main() ' Load Image from file. Dim i As Image = Image.FromFile("C:\background1.png", False) ' Print dimensions of Image. Console.WriteLine(i.Width) Console.WriteLine(i.Height) Console.WriteLine(i.PhysicalDimension) End Sub End Module
180 110 {Width=180, Height=110}
A discussion. Image does not handle all image formats, but it works on common ones such as PNG and JPG. We can use Image to read in width and height, and output that to HTML.
A summary. Image can be helpful for getting image information. Often height and width must be determined so that the data can correctly fit into the surrounding content or UI.
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