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I am drawing an image onto a picturebox which I then need to copy to the clipboard.

I have done this before with groups of controls using:

Dim bmp As New Bitmap(icontrolwidth, icontrolheight)
Me.pic1.DrawToBitmap(bmp, New Rectangle(icontrolleft, icontroltop, icontrolwidth, icontrolheight))
Clipboard.SetImage(bmp)

but since I am drawing this myself (using Graphics.FillPolygon) it does not put any data in the clipboard.

How can I acheive this (which will be pasted into MS Office document after this).
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Question by:CarlPritchard
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abel earned 1500 total points
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If I make an image myself, the following works for me:

Bitmap bmpTest = new Bitmap(picSourceSmall.Image);
Graphics graphTest = Graphics.FromImage(bmpTest);
graphTest.DrawString("HELLO WORLD", 
    this.Font, 
    new SolidBrush(Color.Black), 
    new PointF(10.0F, 10.0F));
 
picSourceSmall.Image = bmpTest;
Clipboard.SetImage(bmpTest);

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by:abel
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oops, that was C# in a VB thread. Can you read it or do you need me to transform it to VB?
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by:CarlPritchard
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No - was able to interpret that and make it work (thanks).

The image box does not start with an image so I create a new  bitmap to feed to the graphics object. The problem with this is that the background is grey (the image control has white as a background but guess this is not relevant). I have worked around this by first drawing a white filled rectangle but is there a better way
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