IDeviceContext.GetHdc Method

Definition

Returns the handle to a Windows device context.

public:
 IntPtr GetHdc();
public IntPtr GetHdc ();
abstract member GetHdc : unit -> nativeint
Public Function GetHdc () As IntPtr

Returns

IntPtr

An IntPtr representing the handle of a device context.

Remarks

GetHdc and ReleaseHdc are two methods that allow you to get and release the handle for a Windows-based device. You should always follow a call to GetHdc with a call to ReleaseHdc when you are finished with the Windows handle.

GetHdc is not designed to obtain handles created using Windows GDI methods such as CreateDC or CreateCompatibleDC.

Applies to