BitmapPixelFormat Enum


Specifies the pixel format of pixel data. Each enumeration value defines a channel ordering, bit depth, and data type.

public enum class BitmapPixelFormat
/// [Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ContractVersion(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract, 65536)]
enum class BitmapPixelFormat
[Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ContractVersion(typeof(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract), 65536)]
public enum BitmapPixelFormat
var value = Windows.Graphics.Imaging.BitmapPixelFormat.unknown
Public Enum BitmapPixelFormat

Windows requirements

Device family
Windows 10 (introduced in 10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced in v1.0)


Bgra8 87

The pixel format is B8G8R8A8 unsigned integer.

Gray16 57

The pixel format is 16 bpp grayscale.

Gray8 62

The pixel format is 8 bpp grayscale.

Nv12 103

The pixel format is NV12.

P010 104

The pixel format is P010.

Rgba16 12

The pixel format is R16G16B16A16 unsigned integer.

Rgba8 30

The pixel format is R8G8B8A8 unsigned integer.

Unknown 0

The pixel format is unknown.

Yuy2 107

The pixel format is YUY2.


BitmapPixelFormat is used in conjunction with BitmapAlphaMode to fully describe the pixel data.

The set of pixel formats represented by BitmapPixelFormat is smaller than the set of native pixel formats that can be supported by the bitmap codecs. For example, certain codecs support 32 bit floating point values. In these cases there will be a loss in fidelity when obtaining pixel data from the bitmap.

Version history

Windows version SDK version Value added
1803 17134 P010

Applies to

See also