is inaccessible due to its protection level


My problem is : is inaccessible due to its protection level.
the source code :

public class Desktop : System.Windows.Forms.UserControl
private System.Windows.Forms.ImageList IconImageList;
protected override void OnPaint( PaintEventArgs pe )
Bitmap IconBitmap = IconImageList.GetBitmap(1);
I cannot mean, beacuse everyibody do it same ?
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I am not sure why you want to access GetBitmap - if you need the image from within the imageList - here's how you do it

protected override void OnPaint(PaintEventArgs pe)
    ImageList.ImageCollection images = IconImageList.GetImages();
    foreach(Image img in Images)
        // do your operation with the images - you can also access them using Images[k]
        // you can cast img to Bitmap if needed
        Bitmap iconBmp = (Bitmap)img;
        //do something

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wwwbetyarAuthor Commented:
IconImageList does not contain definition GetImages();
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