WriteableBitmapExtensionsGetReadWriteBitmapData Method

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Gets a managed read-write accessor for a WriteableBitmap instance.
See the Remarks section of the BitmapExtensions.GetReadWriteBitmapData method for details and code samples. That method is for the GDI+ Bitmap type but the main principles apply for this method, too.

Namespace:  KGySoft.Drawing.Wpf
Assembly:  KGySoft.Drawing.Wpf (in KGySoft.Drawing.Wpf.dll) Version: 7.0.0-preview.2

public static IReadWriteBitmapData GetReadWriteBitmapData(
	this WriteableBitmap bitmap,
	Color backColor = default,
	byte alphaThreshold = 128


Type: System.Windows.Media.ImagingWriteableBitmap
A WriteableBitmap instance, whose data is about to be accessed.
backColor (Optional)
Type: System.Windows.MediaColor
When setting pixels of indexed bitmaps and bitmaps without alpha support or with single bit alpha, then specifies the color of the background. Color values with alpha, which are considered opaque will be blended with this color before setting the pixel in the result bitmap data. The alpha value (Color.A property) of the specified background color is ignored. This parameter is optional.
Default value: The bitwise zero instance of Color, which has the same RGB values as Black.
alphaThreshold (Optional)
Type: SystemByte
When setting pixels of bitmaps with single bit alpha or with a palette that has a transparent color, then specifies a threshold value for the Color.A property, under which the color is considered transparent. If 0, then the pixels to be set will never be transparent. This parameter is optional.
Default value: 128.

Return Value

Type: IReadWriteBitmapData
An IReadWriteBitmapData instance, which provides fast read-write access to the actual data of the specified bitmap.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type WriteableBitmap. 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).
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