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Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3


This function deletes a logical pen, brush, font, bitmap, region, or palette, freeing all system resources associated with the object. After the object is deleted, the specified handle is no longer valid.


BOOL DeleteObject(
  HGDIOBJ hObject


  • hObject
    [in] Handle to a logical pen, brush, font, bitmap, region, or palette.

Return Value

Nonzero indicates success.

Zero indicates that the specified handle is not valid or that the handle is currently selected into a device context.

To get extended error information, call GetLastError.


Do not delete a drawing object (pen or brush) while it is still selected into a device context.

When a pattern brush is deleted, the bitmap associated with the brush is not deleted. The bitmap must be deleted independently.


Header windows.h
Library coredll.lib
Windows Embedded CE Windows CE 1.0 and later
Windows Mobile Windows Mobile Version 5.0 and later

See Also


GDI Functions