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ReleaseDC

Windows Mobile 6.5
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4/8/2010

This function releases a device context (DC), freeing it for use by other applications. The effect of ReleaseDC depends on the type of device context.


int ReleaseDC( 
  HWND hWnd, 
  HDC hDC
);

hWnd

Handle to the window whose device context is to be released.

hDC

Handle to the device context to be released.

The return value specifies whether the device context is released.

1 indicates that the device context is released.

Zero indicates that the device context is not released.

The application must call the ReleaseDC function for each call to the GetWindowDC function and for each call to the GetDC function that retrieves a common device context.

An application cannot use the ReleaseDC function to release a device context that was created by calling the CreateDC function; instead, it must use the DeleteDC function.

Headerwinuser.h
Librarycoredll.lib, Winmgr.lib
Windows Embedded CEWindows CE 1.0 and later
Windows MobileWindows Mobile Version 5.0 and later

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