How to copy image from Richtextbox (WinForms)


  • richtextbox.copy() is only useful in app that can read rtf, just like word, wordpad, but can't paste into Excel.


    • Edited by KfCalf Friday, February 9, 2018 10:48 AM tks
    Friday, February 9, 2018 10:47 AM

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    Sunday, February 11, 2018 4:34 AM
  • Hi KfCalf,

    According to your description, you want to copy image from RichTextBox, but you don't say where you want to paste it. I do one sample that copy image from RichTextBox and paste it into PictureBox, please take  look:

     Private Sub FrmRichTextBox_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
        End Sub
        Private Sub InsertImageInRichTextBox()
            RichTextBox1.Text = vbCrLf & "Copy an image from Richtextbox and paste it in a Picturebox :)" & vbCrLf
            Dim img As Image = Image.FromFile("D:\Image\1.jpg")
            Dim dataFormat As DataFormats.Format = DataFormats.GetFormat(DataFormats.Bitmap)
            If RichTextBox1.CanPaste(dataFormat) Then
            End If
        End Sub
        Private Sub Button1_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
            Me.RichTextBox1.[Select](0, 1)
            If (Me.RichTextBox1.SelectionType And RichTextBoxSelectionTypes.Object) = RichTextBoxSelectionTypes.Object Then
            End If
        End Sub
        Private Sub Button2_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button2.Click
            Dim idata As IDataObject = Clipboard.GetDataObject()
            If idata.GetDataPresent("System.Drawing.Bitmap") Then
                Dim imgObject As Object = idata.GetData("System.Drawing.Bitmap")
                If imgObject IsNot Nothing Then
                    Dim img As Image = TryCast(imgObject, Image)
                    If img IsNot Nothing Then
                        PictureBox1.Image = img
                    End If
                End If
            End If
        End Sub

    If my post  does not answer your doubts, please clarify your point.

    Best Regards,


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    Monday, February 12, 2018 2:39 AM