ReleaseCapture function

Releases the mouse capture from a window in the current thread and restores normal mouse input processing. A window that has captured the mouse receives all mouse input, regardless of the position of the cursor, except when a mouse button is clicked while the cursor hot spot is in the window of another thread.

Syntax

BOOL ReleaseCapture(

);

Parameters

This function has no parameters.

Return Value

Type: BOOL

If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

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

Remarks

An application calls this function after calling the SetCapture function.

Examples

For an example, see Drawing Lines with the Mouse.

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

GetCapture

Mouse Input

Reference

SetCapture

WM_CAPTURECHANGED