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Dear All,
Actually i am getting this error while trying to delete file.
the process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process

here is my code:
public static byte[] GetTransparentArrayFromFileWithDelete(string pathToFile)
            byte[] newImage = new byte[0];
            using (Bitmap bmp = new Bitmap(pathToFile))
                Color pixel = bmp.GetPixel(0, 0);
                Graphics graphics = Graphics.FromImage(bmp);
                Color backColor = bmp.GetPixel(1, 1);
                ImageConverter converter = new ImageConverter();
                newImage = (byte[])converter.ConvertTo(bmp, typeof(byte[]));
            return newImage;

Can Any one help please!!!

What I have tried:

Tried to delete file but this error occurs:
the process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process
Updated 20-Mar-16 22:12pm

See Bitmap Constructor (String) (System.Drawing)[^]:
The file remains locked until the Bitmap is disposed.
So call Dispose() before deleting the file or delete the file after the Bitmap instance has been finalized.
_ProgProg_ 21-Mar-16 4:21am
Actually i called bmp.Dispose(); but the same issue occures.
Notice: I am using File.Delete outside bitmap scope.
Any Ideas??
Jochen Arndt 21-Mar-16 4:28am
Did you have opened the same file somewhere else in your application or even another application?

You can use the Process Explorer ( to check which process has opened the file (just enter the file name when selecting the 'Find' menu item).
_ProgProg_ 21-Mar-16 4:28am
Actully i tried again after removing this line of code:
Graphics graphics = Graphics.FromImage(bmp);
And it works fine now..
Thanks alot..
Jochen Arndt 21-Mar-16 4:32am
Thank you for your feedback that the problem is solved.

That takes a reference to the bitmap and was therefore probably the reason.

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