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The DeleteMetaFile function deletes a Windows-format metafile or Windows-format metafile handle.

This function is provided for compatibility with 16-bit versions of Windows. Win32-based applications should use the DeleteEnhMetaFile function.

BOOL DeleteMetaFile(

    HMETAFILE hmf 

// handle to Windows-format metafile



Identifies a Windows-format metafile.

Return Values

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.


A Windows-format metafile does not support the new curve, path, and transformation functions, such as PolyBezier, BeginPath, and SetWorldTransform. Applications that use these new functions and use metafiles to store pictures created by these functions should use the enhanced format metafile functions.

If the metafile identified by the hmf parameter is stored in memory (rather than on a disk), its content is lost when it is deleted by using the DeleteMetaFile function.

See Also

BeginPath, CopyMetaFile, CreateMetaFile, DeleteEnhMetaFile, GetMetaFile, PolyBezier, SetWorldTransform 

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