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How can I save the contents of a Picturebox at runtime into a bitmap file . I am using Visual basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition
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by:abhimishra
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Someone please help me , I reaaly need this answer badly .
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by:MikeP090797
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Use SavePicture:
SavePicture Picture1.Picture, "C:\1.bmp"
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by:abhimishra
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I need to create thumbnails , so I am using the BITBLT API
call to create a reduced version of the image , the problem is
that when i transfer the scaled down version into a second picturebox
( which is to act as the thumbnail , and is small in size) ;
savepicture does not work on this BITBLTed image .
Is there any way to export the Clipboard to a file ... asuming the clipboard
contains BITMAP data
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cd74013 earned 600 total points
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You can save the clipboard with:

if clipboard.getdata(vbCFBitmap) then ' save if it has a bitmap
    savepicture clipboard.getdata(vbCFBitmap),"filename"
    end if


I find it odd that you cannot use save picture on the second picture box directly.  Does it save a white picture, a zero length file or give an error?
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by:abhimishra
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Thankyou for your answer .
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