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IDeviceContext Interface

Defines methods for obtaining and releasing an existing handle to a Windows device context.

Namespace:  System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

Public Interface IDeviceContext _
	Inherits IDisposable
Dim instance As IDeviceContext

A device context defines the graphics object for drawing on a Windows-based device. An example of a class that implements the IDeviceContext interface is the Graphics class.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0