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I have just used lpBits to store the binary data. But in database i see only 24bytes. How to convert the find the binary data of the image. To store it in the database.

<code>HDC hScrDC = ::GetDC(NULL);
	BYTE *lpBitmapBits = NULL; 
	int nWidth = GetSystemMetrics(SM_CXSCREEN);
	int nHeight = GetSystemMetrics(SM_CYSCREEN); 
	hMemDC = ::CreateCompatibleDC(hScrDC); 
	ZeroMemory(&bi, sizeof(BITMAPINFO));
	bi.bmiHeader.biSize = sizeof(BITMAPINFOHEADER);
	bi.bmiHeader.biWidth = nWidth;
	bi.bmiHeader.biHeight = nHeight;
	bi.bmiHeader.biPlanes = 1;
	bi.bmiHeader.biBitCount = 24;
	HBITMAP bitmap = ::CreateDIBSection(hMemDC, &bi, DIB_RGB_COLORS, (LPVOID*)&lpBitmapBits, NULL, 0);
	HGDIOBJ oldbmp = ::SelectObject(hMemDC, bitmap); 
	::BitBlt(hMemDC, 0, 0, nWidth, nHeight, hScrDC, 0, 0, SRCCOPY);
	ZeroMemory(&bh, sizeof(BITMAPFILEHEADER));
	bh.bfType = 0x4d42; //bitmap 
	bh.bfOffBits = sizeof(BITMAPFILEHEADER) + sizeof(BITMAPINFOHEADER);
	bh.bfSize = bh.bfOffBits + ((nWidth*nHeight)*3);
         lpBits = (LPBYTE) GlobalAlloc(GMEM_FIXED, bi.bmiHeader.biSizeImage);	
	CFile file;	
	char buffer[1000];
	DWORD threadId;
  int value = 10;
  //hThread = CreateThread( NULL, 0, runThread, &value, 0, &threadId);
	for(int c=0;c<10;c++)
		 CString sName(buffer);  
         LPCTSTR lpszName = sName;  
		if(file.Open(lpszName, CFile::modeCreate | CFile::modeWrite))
			file.Write(&bh, sizeof(BITMAPFILEHEADER));
			file.Write(&(bi.bmiHeader), sizeof(BITMAPINFOHEADER));
			file.Write(lpBitmapBits, 3 * nWidth * nHeight);
	::SelectObject(hMemDC, oldbmp);
	::ReleaseDC(NULL, hScrDC);</code>
Posted 29-Apr-11 19:48pm
Updated 2-May-11 23:57pm
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Solution 1

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The string D:\image%u.jpg should be D:\\image%u.jpg
Gokulnath007 30-Apr-11 5:49am
I have the following code to take the screenshots and storing it in the hard disk. I want to convert it to BLOB data. In this code, where is the blob data found and how to convert the image into the blob data??
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Solution 2

For the first: bitmap (BMP) format is not automatically converted to jpeg (JPG).
BLOB stands for Binary Large OBject, and is used to store binary data into a database. This can be everything. So you can store the whole bitmap in a database.
You should open a stream to your BLOB in database and write to it like into a file.
Gokulnath007 2-May-11 0:25am
Could you add more points regarding "converting the image into blob data"
mbue 3-May-11 7:37am
In your code i cant see accessing a database. How do you access the database?
Gokulnath007 4-May-11 6:54am
I have added below this code once the values from the image to blob is over. Need to save it in the database.

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