screenshot in C#

Take Screen Shot in C#

There are many techniques to take screen shot in C#. One of these techniques that we are going to discuss to day is by using “PRTSC” command. It is a really simple for beginners. So, Let get Started.

Tools Required:

  1. Visual Studio 2010 or Later version.

Steps to Follow:

  1. First of all create a new windows forms application project in visual studio.
  2. Go to the designer view of your form and add a picture box to view the screenshot. Also add a button to capture screenshot.
  3. Go to the OnClick event of your button and add the following code:
            Image myImage = Clipboard.GetImage();
            pictureBox1.Image = myImage;

but before this don’t forget to add the add the header file on the top of your code like:

using System.Drawing;

The above code will hide the form and Thread will delay the process upto 1000 milliseconds. The next line will automatically send the PrintScreen command to capture your screen. The captured screen will be saved in clipboard. Now, Next line will set that image on the picturebox of your form and save it inside E: drive of your computer. After this, the form will appear back.

Now just Run your app and test it. I hope it will work for you. 🙂

Video Tutorial:

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