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Releases a device context, freeing it for use by other applications.

int ReleaseDC(
   CDC* pDC 



Identifies the device context to be released.

Nonzero if successful; otherwise 0.

The effect of the ReleaseDC member function depends on the device-context type.

The application must call the ReleaseDC member function for each call to the GetWindowDC member function and for each call to the GetDC member function.

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