CreateIconIndirect function

Creates an icon or cursor from an ICONINFO structure.

Syntax

HICON CreateIconIndirect(
  PICONINFO piconinfo
);

Parameters

piconinfo

Type: PICONINFO

A pointer to an ICONINFO structure the function uses to create the icon or cursor.

Return Value

Type: HICON

If the function succeeds, the return value is a handle to the icon or cursor that is created.

If the function fails, the return value is NULL. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.

Remarks

The system copies the bitmaps in the ICONINFO structure before creating the icon or cursor. Because the system may temporarily select the bitmaps in a device context, the hbmMask and hbmColor members of the ICONINFO structure should not already be selected into a device context. The application must continue to manage the original bitmaps and delete them when they are no longer necessary.

When you are finished using the icon, destroy it using the DestroyIcon function.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header winuser.h (include Windows.h)
Library User32.lib
DLL User32.dll

See Also

Conceptual

DestroyIcon

ICONINFO

Icons

Reference