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This function returns the layout of a device context (DC).

DWORD GetLayout(
  HDC hdc


[in] Handle to the DC.

If the function succeeds, it returns the layout flags for the current device context. For more information, see SetLayout.

If the function fails, it returns GDI_ERROR. For extended error information, call GetLastError.

The layout specifies the order in which text and graphics are revealed in a window or device context. The default is left-to-right. The GetLayout function tells you if the default has been changed through a call to SetLayout.

Windows Embedded CEWindows CE 5.0 and later
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