DeleteObject (Windows CE 5.0)

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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 After the object is deleted, the specified handle is no longer valid.



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

Return Values

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.


OS Versions: Windows CE 1.0 and later.
Header: Windows.h.
Link Library: Coredll.lib.

See Also

SelectObject | GDI Functions

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