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C# Image Download

, 3 Apr 2008 CPOL
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How to easy download images from the web and save as bitmap supported format.

Introduction

I don't think this small piece of code needs a big introduction. Easy to use for anyone who just started C# programming.

Background

One day I just rattled around and thought to myself it would be nice to have a small easy helper method/class that makes it easy to download images from the web. Here it is. Ready and easy for use.

Using the code

I left out namespace on purpose because I am sure everyone wants to write their own namespace anyway.

Here is the code just to paste into a new class in your IDE:

using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Drawing.Imaging;
using System.IO;
using System.Net;

public class DownloadImage {
  private string imageUrl;
  private Bitmap bitmap;
  public DownloadImage(string imageUrl) {
    this.imageUrl = imageUrl;
  }
  public void Download() {
    try {
      WebClient client = new WebClient();
      Stream stream = client.OpenRead(imageUrl);
      bitmap = new Bitmap(stream);
      stream.Flush();
      stream.Close();
    }
    catch (Exception e) {
      Console.WriteLine(e.Message);
    }
  }
  public Bitmap GetImage() {
    return bitmap;
  }
  public void SaveImage(string filename, ImageFormat format) {
    if (bitmap != null) {
      bitmap.Save(filename, format);
    }
  }
}

Hope this makes it easier for people.

Points of Interest

Easy and fast use of code?

History

Added .Flush() and .Close().

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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Comments and Discussions

 
Questionimage format? BMP? or JPG? [modified] Pinmemberprashantpatole23-Jun-12 5:09 
AnswerRe: image format? BMP? or JPG? PinmemberThunderDK23-Jun-12 9:46 
QuestionCan't Understand Function calling Pingroupshahviral22-Feb-12 9:11 
AnswerRe: Can't Understand Function calling PinmemberThunderDK22-Feb-12 9:41 
GeneralMy vote of 4 Pinmembermukesh bera25-Jan-12 4:21 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pinmemberprojectzombie11-Dec-11 10:02 
GeneralThanks! PinmemberHandyManny27-May-10 12:28 
GeneralMistakes fixed [modified] PinmemberThunderDK5-Apr-08 10:02 
GeneralClose the network stream. PinmemberJcmorin3-Apr-08 8:49 
GeneralRe: Close the network stream. Pinmemberzlezj3-Apr-08 10:01 
GeneralRe: Close the network stream. PinmemberJcmorin3-Apr-08 10:14 
GeneralRe: Close the network stream. PinmemberNiiiissssshhhhhuuuuu3-Apr-08 12:17 
GeneralRe: Close the network stream. [modified] PinmemberThunderDK5-Apr-08 10:03 

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