DeleteDC function

The DeleteDC function deletes the specified device context (DC).

Syntax

BOOL DeleteDC(
  HDC hdc
);

Parameters

hdc

A handle to the device context.

Return Value

If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

If the function fails, the return value is zero.

Remarks

An application must not delete a DC whose handle was obtained by calling the GetDC function. Instead, it must call the ReleaseDC function to free the DC.

Examples

For an example, see Retrieving the Capabilities of a Printer.

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

CreateDC

Device Context Functions

Device Contexts Overview

GetDC

ReleaseDC