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DestroyIcon function

Destroys an icon and frees any memory the icon occupied.

Syntax


BOOL WINAPI DestroyIcon(
  _In_  HICON hIcon
);

Parameters

hIcon [in]

Type: HICON

A handle to the icon to be destroyed. The icon must not be in use.

Return value

Type: BOOL

If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.

Remarks

It is only necessary to call DestroyIcon for icons and cursors created with the following functions: CreateIconFromResourceEx (if called without the LR_SHARED flag), CreateIconIndirect, and CopyIcon. Do not use this function to destroy a shared icon. A shared icon is valid as long as the module from which it was loaded remains in memory. The following functions obtain a shared icon.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Winuser.h (include Windows.h)

Library

User32.lib

DLL

User32.dll

See also

Reference
CopyIcon
CreateIconFromResource
CreateIconFromResourceEx
CreateIconIndirect
Conceptual
Icons

 

 

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