HideCaret function

Removes the caret from the screen. Hiding a caret does not destroy its current shape or invalidate the insertion point.

Syntax

BOOL HideCaret(
  HWND hWnd
);

Parameters

hWnd

Type: HWND

A handle to the window that owns the caret. If this parameter is NULL, HideCaret searches the current task for the window that owns the caret.

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

HideCaret hides the caret only if the specified window owns the caret. If the specified window does not own the caret, HideCaret does nothing and returns FALSE.

Hiding is cumulative. If your application calls HideCaret five times in a row, it must also call ShowCaret five times before the caret is displayed.

For an example, see Hiding a Caret.

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

Carets

Conceptual

CreateCaret

DestroyCaret

GetCaretPos

Reference

SetCaretPos

ShowCaret