This function retrieves the window handle to the current owner of the clipboard.

HWND GetClipboardOwner(void);

Return Values

The handle of the window that owns the clipboard indicates success. NULL indicates that the clipboard is not owned. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.


The clipboard can still contain data even if the clipboard is not currently owned.

In general, the clipboard owner is the window that last placed data in clipboard. The EmptyClipboard function assigns clipboard ownership.


Runs On Versions Defined in Include Link to
Windows CE OS 1.0 and later Winuser.h   Clipbd.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.

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 Last updated on Tuesday, July 13, 2004

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