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Capture Screenshots Program in CSharp .NET


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Capture Screenshots Using C#.NET

Capturing screen through C# is just like pressing Print Screen button on keyboard.

Example

//adding Imaging name space

using System.Drawing.Imaging;

        private void timer1_Tick(object sender, EventArgs e)

        {

            string filename;

            string dir;

            try

            {

                dir = "C:\\screen" + DateTime.Today.Day.ToString();

                filename = dir + "\\screen" + DateTime.Now.Hour.ToString() + DateTime.Now.Minute.ToString() + DateTime.Now.Second.ToString() + ".jpg";

                if (!Directory.Exists(dir))

                    Directory.CreateDirectory(dir);

 

//Set the bitmap object to the size of the screen

                Bitmap screenShot = new Bitmap(Screen.PrimaryScreen.Bounds.Width, Screen.PrimaryScreen.Bounds.Height, PixelFormat.Format32bppArgb);

 

// Take the screenshot from the upper left corner to the right bottom corner

                Graphics screenGraphics = Graphics.FromImage(screenShot);

                screenGraphics.CopyFromScreen(Screen.PrimaryScreen.Bounds.X, Screen.PrimaryScreen.Bounds.Y, 0, 0, Screen.PrimaryScreen.Bounds.Size, CopyPixelOperation.SourceCopy);

 

// Save the screenshot

                screenShot.Save(filename, ImageFormat.Jpeg);

            }

            catch (Exception ex)

            {

                MessageBox.Show(ex.Message);

            }

           

        }

 

        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)

        {           

            timer1.Interval = 1000;

            timer1.Enabled = true;

        }

 

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