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Graphics.ReleaseHdc Method

Releases a device context handle obtained by a previous call to the GetHdc method of this Graphics.

Namespace:  System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

[SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Flags = SecurityPermissionFlag.UnmanagedCode)]
public void ReleaseHdc()

Implements

IDeviceContext.ReleaseHdc()

GetHdc and ReleaseHdc are two methods that allow you to get and release the handle for a Windows device. You should always follow a call to GetHdc with a call to ReleaseHdc when you are finished with the Windows handle.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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