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Image.GetThumbnailImage Method


Returns a thumbnail for this Image.

 System::Drawing::Image ^ GetThumbnailImage(int thumbWidth, int thumbHeight, System::Drawing::Image::GetThumbnailImageAbort ^ callback, IntPtr callbackData);
public System.Drawing.Image GetThumbnailImage (int thumbWidth, int thumbHeight, System.Drawing.Image.GetThumbnailImageAbort? callback, IntPtr callbackData);
public System.Drawing.Image GetThumbnailImage (int thumbWidth, int thumbHeight, System.Drawing.Image.GetThumbnailImageAbort callback, IntPtr callbackData);
member this.GetThumbnailImage : int * int * System.Drawing.Image.GetThumbnailImageAbort * nativeint -> System.Drawing.Image
Public Function GetThumbnailImage (thumbWidth As Integer, thumbHeight As Integer, callback As Image.GetThumbnailImageAbort, callbackData As IntPtr) As Image



The width, in pixels, of the requested thumbnail image.


The height, in pixels, of the requested thumbnail image.


A Image.GetThumbnailImageAbort delegate.

Note You must create a delegate and pass a reference to the delegate as the callback parameter, but the delegate is not used.



Must be Zero.


An Image that represents the thumbnail.


The following code example creates and displays a thumbnail image. This delegate is never called.

public bool ThumbnailCallback()
    return false;
public void Example_GetThumb(PaintEventArgs e)
    Image.GetThumbnailImageAbort myCallback =
    new Image.GetThumbnailImageAbort(ThumbnailCallback);
    Bitmap myBitmap = new Bitmap("Climber.jpg");
    Image myThumbnail = myBitmap.GetThumbnailImage(
    40, 40, myCallback, IntPtr.Zero);
    e.Graphics.DrawImage(myThumbnail, 150, 75);

Public Function ThumbnailCallback() As Boolean 
  Return False 
End Function 

Public Sub Example_GetThumb(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs) 
    Dim myCallback As New Image.GetThumbnailImageAbort(AddressOf ThumbnailCallback) 
    Dim myBitmap As New Bitmap("Climber.jpg") 
    Dim myThumbnail As Image = myBitmap.GetThumbnailImage(40, 40, myCallback, IntPtr.Zero) 
    e.Graphics.DrawImage(myThumbnail, 150, 75) 
End Sub


If the Image contains an embedded thumbnail image, this method retrieves the embedded thumbnail and scales it to the requested size. If the Image does not contain an embedded thumbnail image, this method creates a thumbnail image by scaling the main image.

The GetThumbnailImage method works well when the requested thumbnail image has a size of about 120 x 120 pixels. If you request a large thumbnail image (for example, 300 x 300) from an Image that has an embedded thumbnail, there could be a noticeable loss of quality in the thumbnail image. It might be better to scale the main image (instead of scaling the embedded thumbnail) by calling the DrawImage method.

Applies to