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SetDCPenColor function

SetDCPenColor function sets the current device context (DC) pen color to the specified color value. If the device cannot represent the specified color value, the color is set to the nearest physical color.

Syntax


COLORREF SetDCPenColor(
  _In_  HDC hdc,
  _In_  COLORREF crColor
);

Parameters

hdc [in]

A handle to the DC.

crColor [in]

The new pen color.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value specifies the previous DC pen color as a COLORREF value. If the function fails, the return value is CLR_INVALID.

Remarks

The function returns the previous DC_PEN color, even if the stock pen DC_PEN is not selected in the DC; however, this will not be used in drawing operations until the stock DC_PEN is selected in the DC.

The GetStockObject function with an argument of DC_BRUSH or DC_PEN can be used interchangeably with the SetDCPenColor and SetDCBrushColor functions.

ICM: Color management is performed if ICM is enabled.

Examples

For an example of setting colors, see Setting the Pen or Brush Color.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Wingdi.h (include Windows.h)

Library

Gdi32.lib

DLL

Gdi32.dll

See also

Device Contexts Overview
Device Context Functions
GetDCPenColor
COLORREF

 

 

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