This function creates a logical brush that has the specified solid color.

HBRUSH CreateSolidBrush( 


  • crColor
    [in] Specifies the color of the brush.

Return Values

A handle that identifies a logical brush indicates success. NULL indicates failure. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.


A solid brush is a bitmap that the system uses to paint the interiors of filled shapes.

After an application creates a brush by calling CreateSolidBrush, it can select that brush into any device context by calling the SelectObject function.

Windows CE does not support dithered brushes.


Runs on Versions Defined in Include Link to
Windows CE OS 1.0 and later Wingdi.h   Mgdraw.lib

Note   This API is part of the complete Windows CE OS package as provided by Microsoft. The functionality of a particular platform is determined by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and some devices may not support this API.

See Also

GetLastError, SelectObject

 Last updated on Tuesday, July 13, 2004

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