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Posted 21 Jul 2010

Get ASP.NET C# 2.0 Website Thumbnail Screenshot

, 22 Jul 2010
How to get a Website/URL thumbnail/screenshot with C#.NET 2.0 in VS 2005.
using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.Threading;
using System.IO;

namespace GetWebSiteThumb
    public class ClassWSThumb
        public static Bitmap GetWebSiteThumbnail(string Url, int BrowserWidth, int BrowserHeight, int ThumbnailWidth, int ThumbnailHeight)
            return new WSThumb(Url, BrowserWidth, BrowserHeight, ThumbnailWidth, ThumbnailHeight).GetWSThumb();

        private class WSThumb
            public WSThumb(string Url, int BW, int BH, int TW, int TH)            {
                __Url = Url;
                __BrowserWidth = BW;
                __BrowserHeight = BH;
                __ThumbnailWidth = TW;
                __ThumbnailHeight = TH;

            private Bitmap __Bitmap = null;            
            private string __Url = null;
            private int __ThumbnailWidth;
            private int __ThumbnailHeight;
            private int __BrowserWidth;
            private int __BrowserHeight;

            public string Url            {
                get{return __Url;}
                set{__Url = value;}
            public Bitmap ThumbnailImage            {
                get{return __Bitmap;}

            public int ThumbnailWidth            {
                get{return __ThumbnailWidth;}
                set{__ThumbnailWidth = value;}

            public int ThumbnailHeight            {
                get {return __ThumbnailHeight;}
                set {__ThumbnailHeight = value;}

            public int BrowserWidth            {
                get{return __BrowserWidth;}
                set{__BrowserWidth = value;}

            public int BrowserHeight            {
                get{return __BrowserHeight;}
                set{__BrowserHeight = value;}

            public Bitmap GetWSThumb()            {
                ThreadStart __threadStart = new ThreadStart(_GenerateWSThumb);
                Thread __thread = new Thread(__threadStart);

                return __Bitmap;

            private void _GenerateWSThumb()            {
                WebBrowser __WebBrowser = new WebBrowser();
                __WebBrowser.ScrollBarsEnabled = false;
                __WebBrowser.DocumentCompleted += new WebBrowserDocumentCompletedEventHandler(WebBrowser_DocumentCompleted);
                while (__WebBrowser.ReadyState != WebBrowserReadyState.Complete)

            private void WebBrowser_DocumentCompleted(object sender, WebBrowserDocumentCompletedEventArgs e)            {
                WebBrowser __WebBrowser = (WebBrowser)sender;
                __WebBrowser.ClientSize = new Size(this.__BrowserWidth, this.__BrowserHeight);
                __WebBrowser.ScrollBarsEnabled = false;
                __Bitmap = new Bitmap(__WebBrowser.Bounds.Width, __WebBrowser.Bounds.Height);
                __WebBrowser.DrawToBitmap(__Bitmap, __WebBrowser.Bounds);
                if (__ThumbnailHeight != 0 && __ThumbnailWidth !=0)
                __Bitmap = (Bitmap)__Bitmap.GetThumbnailImage(__ThumbnailWidth, __ThumbnailHeight, null, IntPtr.Zero);                

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About the Author

Gilberto Francisco
Web Developer Microsky
Portugal Portugal
Software developer since 1986, as a hobby
and since 1998 as a professional

Currently working for Ogilvy S.A.
(Advertinsing media in portugal)

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