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data: URI support for drawImage


When drawImage is called with a DOM Image that was loaded with a data: URI, the call fails because support for this scheme is not built in to the BitmapImage class. I've implemented a fix for this, but because I am not on Windows, I cannot run the CodePlex client. Basically, the following 2 methods can be added to the Utility class, and the 3 drawImage overloads can then call DomImageSource instead of instantiating BitmapImage directly. Hope this proves helpful for someone else!
    public static BitmapSource DomImageSource(HtmlElement img)
        Uri src = new Uri(HtmlPage.Document.DocumentUri, img.GetAttribute("src"));

        if (src.Scheme == "data")
            return BitmapSourceForDataUri(src);
            return new BitmapImage(src);

    public static BitmapSource BitmapSourceForDataUri(Uri dataUri)
        string dataString = dataUri.OriginalString;

        int b64Start = dataString.IndexOf(",");
        if (b64Start == -1) return null;
        string base64 = dataString.Substring(b64Start + 1);

        Stream stream = new MemoryStream(Convert.FromBase64String(base64));
        BitmapImage image = new BitmapImage();
        return image;

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stimpy77 wrote May 31, 2010 at 11:44 PM

Thanks. FYI, CodePlex has a Subversion interface (although you'd still have to be added as a contributor in order to check in), or you can produce patch files and upload them.

wrote Jun 3, 2010 at 3:04 AM

corrado wrote Jun 3, 2010 at 3:04 AM

Thanks for the tip on the SVN interface. That makes things much easier! Here's a patch for what I tried to explain above.

stimpy77 wrote Jun 3, 2010 at 4:38 AM

It was just a suggestion. You can upload patches here: or by clicking on the Source Code tab and then clicking "Upload patch". However, I put it there already and someone (probably myself) will review your contribution soon.

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