Add Padding to Android.Graphics.Bitmap

Nathan Sokalski 4,116 Reputation points

I have an Android.Graphics.Bitmap that I want to resize by adding padding to the right and/or bottom. I do not want to scale the Bitmap, so I cannot use Bitmap.CreateScaledBitmap. Is there any simple way to do this?

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  1. Leon Lu (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 68,261 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    If you want to add right and bottom padding to the Bitmap, you need to create a new Bitmap, add the bigger width and height (it depends on your padding's size), then use Canvas to draw it in the top-left corner.

    Here is demo code.

       private Bitmap AddRightAndBottomPaddingForBitmap(Bitmap Orignalbitmap, int paddingSize)  
                   //I add padding for right and bottom at the same time, if you just want to add right bottom, please use `Orignalbitmap.Height` directly.  
                   Bitmap bmpWithPadding = Bitmap.CreateBitmap(Orignalbitmap.Width + paddingSize, Orignalbitmap.Height + paddingSize, Orignalbitmap.GetConfig());  
                   Canvas canvas = new Canvas(bmpWithPadding);  
                   //draw it in the top-left corner  
                   canvas.DrawBitmap(Orignalbitmap, 0 ,0, null);  
                  return bmpWithPadding;  

    Best Regards,

    Leon Lu

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