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This function releases a device context (DC), freeing it for use by other applications. The effect of ReleaseDC depends on the type of device context.
int ReleaseDC( HWND hWnd, HDC hDC );
Handle to the window whose device context is to be released.
Handle to the device context to be released.
The return value specifies whether the device context is released.
1 indicates that the device context is released.
Zero indicates that the device context is not released.
An application cannot use the ReleaseDC function to release a device context that was created by calling the CreateDC function; instead, it must use the DeleteDC function.
|Windows Embedded CE||Windows CE 1.0 and later|
|Windows Mobile||Windows Mobile Version 5.0 and later|