C# – Insert an image into RTF document in C#

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I am creating a RichTextBox subclass that can insert images easily. I referred to this question to start, but I can't get the generated RTF string to work. When I try to set the SelectedRtf of the RTB, it errors out with "File format is not valid." Here is my code:

internal void InsertImage(Image img)
{
    string str = @"{\pict\pngblip\picw24\pich24 " + imageToHex(img) + "}";

    this.SelectedRtf = str;    // This line throws the exception
}

private string imageToHex(Image img)
{
    MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream();
    img.Save(ms, ImageFormat.Png);

    byte[] bytes = ms.ToArray();

    string hex = BitConverter.ToString(bytes);
    return hex.Replace("-", "");
}

I've seen working examples of what I'm trying to do, but using wmetafiles, but I would prefer not to use that method. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Jared

Best Solution

I gave up trying to insert the RTF manually, and decided to use the clipboard approach. The only detriment I could find from this type of solution was that it wiped out the clipboard contents. I simply saved them before I paste the image, then set it back like so:

internal void InsertImage(Image img)
{
    IDataObject obj = Clipboard.GetDataObject();
    Clipboard.Clear();

    Clipboard.SetImage(img);
    this.Paste();

    Clipboard.Clear();
    Clipboard.SetDataObject(obj);
}

Works beautifully.