CreatePalette function

The CreatePalette function creates a logical palette.

Syntax

HPALETTE CreatePalette(
  const LOGPALETTE *plpal
);

Parameters

plpal

A pointer to a LOGPALETTE structure that contains information about the colors in the logical palette.

Return Value

If the function succeeds, the return value is a handle to a logical palette.

If the function fails, the return value is NULL.

Remarks

An application can determine whether a device supports palette operations by calling the GetDeviceCaps function and specifying the RASTERCAPS constant.

Once an application creates a logical palette, it can select that palette into a device context by calling the SelectPalette function. A palette selected into a device context can be realized by calling the RealizePalette function.

When you no longer need the palette, call the DeleteObject function to delete it.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header wingdi.h (include Windows.h)
Library Gdi32.lib
DLL Gdi32.dll

See Also

Color Functions

Colors Overview

DeleteObject

GetDeviceCaps

LOGPALETTE

RealizePalette

SelectPalette