BitmapDataExtensionsQuantize(IReadWriteBitmapData, IAsyncContext, IQuantizer) Method

Quantizes an IReadWriteBitmapData using the specified quantizer (reduces the number of colors) inside of an already created, possibly asynchronous context.


Namespace: KGySoft.Drawing.Imaging
Assembly: KGySoft.Drawing.Core (in KGySoft.Drawing.Core.dll) Version: 7.0.0
public static bool Quantize(
	this IReadWriteBitmapData bitmapData,
	IAsyncContext? context,
	IQuantizer quantizer


bitmapData  IReadWriteBitmapData
An IReadWriteBitmapData instance to be quantized.
context  IAsyncContext
An IAsyncContext instance that contains information for asynchronous processing about the current operation.
quantizer  IQuantizer
An IQuantizer implementation to be used for quantizing the specified bitmapData.

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 IReadWriteBitmapData. 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.


ArgumentNullExceptionbitmapData or quantizer is .
InvalidOperationExceptionThe quantizer's Initialize method returned .

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