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Gets the handle of the bitmap, previously set with SetBitmap, that is associated with CStatic.

HBITMAP GetBitmap( ) const;

A handle to the current bitmap, or NULL if no bitmap has been set.

CStatic myStatic;

// Create a child bitmap static control.
myStatic.Create(_T("my static"), 

// If no bitmap is defined for the static control, define the bitmap 
// to the system close bitmap.
if (myStatic.GetBitmap() == NULL)
   myStatic.SetBitmap( ::LoadBitmap(NULL, MAKEINTRESOURCE(OBM_CLOSE)) );

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