Click here to Skip to main content
Click here to Skip to main content

EMF to WMF conversion using GDI+

, 20 Jun 2005
Rate this:
Please Sign up or sign in to vote.
A simple program that converts EMF to WMF using GDI+. This project can also be used as a simple kick-off for a console GDI+ program.

Sample Image


This program reads a graphics file in EMF format and writes it out as WMF. It can be useful as a basic command line tool or as a starting off point for writing a GDI+ program. It also has an example of char to wchar string conversion.


A legacy application I support requires WMF as input. One day the upstream application that provides graphical input was "upgraded" and started producing EMF files instead of WMF files. Having spent some time away from C++ and GDI+, it was not a simple process to cobble together this simple program in a format. The bulk of the program was taken from an MSDN example, but actually getting it to compile and link was the majority of the time sink. I used some examples from CodeProject to get me started, but what was missing was a simple tiny toy console project and solution that worked.


This article has no explicit license attached to it but may contain usage terms in the article text or the download files themselves. If in doubt please contact the author via the discussion board below.

A list of licenses authors might use can be found here


About the Author

Martin Serrano
Web Developer
United States United States
No Biography provided

Comments and Discussions

QuestionStart PinmemberMember 1006051217-May-13 13:49 
Generalunicode probles PinmemberOleg Tarlapan8-Feb-06 4:43 
GeneralRe: unicode probles PinmemberMember 19535834-Nov-10 8:12 
GeneralBad archive PinmemberOleg Tarlapan7-Feb-06 9:35 
GeneralRe: Bad archive PinmemberMartin Serrano7-Feb-06 10:21 
GeneralRe: Bad archive All right PinmemberOleg Tarlapan8-Feb-06 4:30 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.

| Advertise | Privacy | Terms of Use | Mobile
Web02 | 2.8.150327.1 | Last Updated 21 Jun 2005
Article Copyright 2005 by Martin Serrano
Everything else Copyright © CodeProject, 1999-2015
Layout: fixed | fluid