How to capture/store screen shot

We all are familiar with taking screen shot manully by pressing “Print Screen” key. There are two alternative for using “Print Screen” key

1) Alt+PrtScn -Image of active screen
2) PrtScn - Image of Desktop

Here I am trying to simulating above two method using C#.



/// <summary>
/// capture/store the screen shot
/// </summary>
/// <param name="currentScreen"> true-Active screen </param>
/// <returns>image</returns>
public static Image GetScreenShot(bool currentScreen)
{

if (currentScreen)
// Simulate Alt+PrtScn keypress.
SendKeys.Send("{%}({PRTSC})");
else
// Simulate PrtScn keypress.
SendKeys.Send("{PRTSC}");

// Get the image from the clipboard.
return (Image)Clipboard.GetImage();

}


In the above example, GetScreenShot() function gets the screen shot and returns an Image object from the Clipboard.


Comments

Author: Shashwath7730 Aug 2010 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

pl tell me wat are the namespaces required

Author: Pal (Parthiv) Patel31 Aug 2010 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

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