Capture Desktop Screenshot Using Windows Application

This blog describes how to capture desktop screenshot using Windows Application.

Introduction
 
In this blog we will discuss how take screenshot of desktop using Windows Application.
 
Let's see how it can be implemented:
 
Step 1: Add the following namespaces which helps for generating image:
  1. using System.Windows.Forms;
  2. using System.Drawing.Imaging;
Step 2: Add the following code to capture the screenshot and save it to drive:
  1. Bitmap bitmap = new Bitmap(Screen.PrimaryScreen.Bounds.Width, Screen.PrimaryScreen.Bounds.Height);  
  2. Graphics graphics = Graphics.FromImage(bitmap as System.Drawing.Image);  
  3. graphics.CopyFromScreen(0, 0, 0, 0, bitmap.Size);  
  4. bitmap.Save(@"D:\MyDemo\Reports\ScreenShot.bmp", ImageFormat.Jpeg);  
In preceding code: 
 
Line 1: It is fetching computer screen height and width. 
Line 2: Creating graphics object to draw/generate image.
Line 3: CopyFromScreen() method is copying background image and generate image through graphics object.
Line 4: It is saving the image to physical folder. 
 
Output:
 
 
                           Figure 1: Captured screenshot in Drive
 
Hope this helps you.