GetStockObject (Windows CE 5.0)

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This function retrieves a handle to one of the predefined stock pens, brushes or fonts.



  • fnObject
    [in] Specifies the type of stock object. It is one of the following values.
    Value Description
    BLACK_BRUSH Black brush.
    DKGRAY_BRUSH Dark gray brush.
    GRAY_BRUSH Gray brush.
    HOLLOW_BRUSH Hollow brush (equivalent to NULL_BRUSH).
    LTGRAY_BRUSH Light gray brush.
    NULL_BRUSH Null brush (equivalent to HOLLOW_BRUSH).
    WHITE_BRUSH White brush.
    BLACK_PEN Black pen.
    WHITE_PEN White pen.
    NULL_PEN Null pen.
    SYSTEM_FONT System font.

    By default, the system uses the system font to draw menus, dialog box controls, and text.

    DEFAULT_PALETTE Default palette.

    This palette consists of the static colors in the system palette.

    Windows CE 1.0 and 1.01 do not support this value.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value identifies the logical object requested. NULL indicates failure. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.


Use the DKGRAY_BRUSH, GRAY_BRUSH, and LTGRAY_BRUSH stock objects only in windows with the CS_HREDRAW and CS_VREDRAW styles.

Using a gray stock brush in any other style of window can lead to misalignment of brush patterns after a window is moved or sized. The origins of stock brushes cannot be adjusted.

The HOLLOW_BRUSH and NULL_BRUSH stock objects are equivalent.

It is not necessary (but it is not harmful) to delete stock objects by calling DeleteObject.


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

See Also

DeleteObject | SelectObject | GDI Functions

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