Programmer Reference : Common Graphics : Using pixmaps : Writing bitmaps to files
Writing bitmaps to files
Bitmaps can be written to files by sending the writeBitmapFile:width:height:xHot:yHot: message to the bitmap.
The bitmap file format only supports a CgPixmap of depth one. It is an error to try to write a CgPixmap with a different depth.
The bitmap is written in X11 bitmap file format, which looks like C source code for a structure initialization. Parameters passed to the method include the file name, the width, the height, and the hot spot coordinates within the bitmap. A hot spot is useful for cursor specifications. The write operation returns zero if successful, or an error value if unsuccessful.
| bits bitmap error |
bits := #
2r11111111 2r00000001 2r00000001 2r00000001
2r11111111 2r00010000 2r00010000 2r00010000].
bitmap := CgWindow default
createBitmapFromData: bits
width: 8
height: 8.
error := bitmap
writeBitmapFile: 'brick'
width: 8
height: 8
xHot: 0
yHot: 0.
error = 0
ifTrue: [Transcript cr; show: 'File write successful.']
ifFalse: [Transcript cr; show: 'File write error: ',
error printString].
bitmap freePixmap.
The file created by this example follows:
#define brick_width 8
#define brick_height 8
#define brick_x_hot 0
#define brick_y_hot 0
static char brick_bits] = {
0xff, 0x01, 0x01, 0x01, 0xff, 0x10, 0x10, 0x10};
Last modified date: 01/29/2015