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ShowCaret function

Makes the caret visible on the screen at the caret's current position. When the caret becomes visible, it begins flashing automatically.

Syntax


BOOL WINAPI ShowCaret(
  _In_opt_  HWND hWnd
);

Parameters

hWnd [in, optional]

Type: HWND

A handle to the window that owns the caret. If this parameter is NULL, ShowCaret searches the current task for the window that owns the caret.

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

ShowCaret shows the caret only if the specified window owns the caret, the caret has a shape, and the caret has not been hidden two or more times in a row. If one or more of these conditions is not met, ShowCaret does nothing and returns FALSE.

Hiding is cumulative. If your application calls HideCaret five times in a row, it must also call ShowCaret five times before the caret reappears.

The system provides one caret per queue. A window should create a caret only when it has the keyboard focus or is active. The window should destroy the caret before losing the keyboard focus or becoming inactive.

Examples

For an example, see Creating and Displaying a Caret.

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
CreateCaret
DestroyCaret
GetCaretPos
HideCaret
SetCaretPos
Conceptual
Carets

 

 

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