BitmapDataExtensionsClear(IWritableBitmapData, IAsyncContext, Color32, IDitherer) Method

Clears the content of the specified bitmapData and fills it with the specified color inside of an already created, possibly asynchronous context.


Namespace: KGySoft.Drawing.Imaging
Assembly: KGySoft.Drawing.Core (in KGySoft.Drawing.Core.dll) Version: 8.1.0
public static bool Clear(
	this IWritableBitmapData bitmapData,
	IAsyncContext? context,
	Color32 color,
	IDitherer? ditherer = null


bitmapData  IWritableBitmapData
The IWritableBitmapData to be cleared.
context  IAsyncContext
An IAsyncContext instance that contains information for asynchronous processing about the current operation.
color  Color32
A Color32 that represents the desired result color of the bitmapData. If it has transparency, which is not supported by PixelFormat of bitmapData, then the result might be either completely transparent (depends also on AlphaThreshold), or the color will be blended with BackColor.
ditherer  IDitherer  (Optional)
The ditherer to be used for the clearing. Has no effect if PixelFormat of bitmapData has at least 24 bits-per-pixel size. This parameter is optional.
Default value: .

Return Value

, if the operation completed successfully.
, if the operation has been canceled.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type IWritableBitmapData. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see Extension Methods (Visual Basic) or Extension Methods (C# Programming Guide).


This method blocks the caller thread but if context belongs to an async top level method, then the execution may already run on a pool thread. Degree of parallelism, the ability of cancellation and reporting progress depend on how these were configured at the top level method.

When reporting progress, this library always passes a DrawingOperation instance to the generic methods of the IAsyncProgress interface.


See the Examples section of the AsyncHelper class for details about how to create a context for possibly async top level methods.

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