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DeleteDC function

The DeleteDC function deletes the specified device context (DC).

Syntax


BOOL DeleteDC(
  _In_ HDC hdc
);

Parameters

hdc [in]

A handle to the device context.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

If the function fails, the return value is zero.

Remarks

An application must not delete a DC whose handle was obtained by calling the GetDC function. Instead, it must call the ReleaseDC function to free the DC.

Examples

For an example, see Retrieving the Capabilities of a Printer.

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
CreateDC
GetDC
ReleaseDC

 

 

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