CreateDIBPatternBrush function

The CreateDIBPatternBrush function creates a logical brush that has the pattern specified by the specified device-independent bitmap (DIB). The brush can subsequently be selected into any device context that is associated with a device that supports raster operations.

Note  This function is provided only for compatibility with 16-bit versions of Windows. Applications should use the CreateDIBPatternBrushPt function.
 

Syntax

HBRUSH CreateDIBPatternBrush(
  HGLOBAL h,
  UINT    iUsage
);

Parameters

h

A handle to a global memory object containing a packed DIB, which consists of a BITMAPINFO structure immediately followed by an array of bytes defining the pixels of the bitmap.

iUsage

Specifies whether the bmiColors member of the BITMAPINFO structure is initialized and, if so, whether this member contains explicit red, green, blue (RGB) values or indexes into a logical palette. The fuColorSpec parameter must be one of the following values.

Value Meaning
DIB_PAL_COLORS
A color table is provided and consists of an array of 16-bit indexes into the logical palette of the device context into which the brush is to be selected.
DIB_RGB_COLORS
A color table is provided and contains literal RGB values.

Return Value

If the function succeeds, the return value identifies a logical brush.

If the function fails, the return value is NULL.

Remarks

When an application selects a two-color DIB pattern brush into a monochrome device context, the system does not acknowledge the colors specified in the DIB; instead, it displays the pattern brush using the current background and foreground colors of the device context. Pixels mapped to the first color of the DIB (offset 0 in the DIB color table) are displayed using the foreground color; pixels mapped to the second color (offset 1 in the color table) are displayed using the background color.

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

ICM: No color is done at brush creation. However, color management is performed when the brush is selected into an ICM-enabled device context.

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

BITMAPINFO

Brush Functions

Brushes Overview

CreateDIBPatternBrushPt

CreateHatchBrush

CreatePatternBrush

CreateSolidBrush

DeleteObject

SetBkColor

SetTextColor