Taking Screenshot

by Sep 30, 2021

With types found in System.Windows.Forms, PowerShell can easily capture your screen and save the screenshot to a file. The code below captures your entire virtual screen, saves the screenshot to file, then opens the bitmap file in the associated program (if any):

$Path = "$Env:temp\screenshot.bmp"
Add-Type -AssemblyName System.Windows.Forms

$screen = [System.Windows.Forms.SystemInformation]::VirtualScreen
$width = $screen.Width
$height = $screen.Height
$left = $screen.Left
$top = $screen.Top
$bitmap = [System.Drawing.Bitmap]::new($width, $height)
$MyDrawing = [System.Drawing.Graphics]::FromImage($bitmap)
$MyDrawing.CopyFromScreen($left, $top, 0, 0, $bitmap.Size)

Start-Process -FilePath $Path

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