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The DestroyCaret function destroys the caretís current shape, frees the caret from the window, and removes the caret from the screen.

If the caret shape is based on a bitmap, DestroyCaret does not free the bitmap.

BOOL DestroyCaret(VOID)


This function has no parameters.

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.


DestroyCaret destroys the caret only if a window in the current task owns the caret. If a window that is not in the current task owns the caret, DestroyCaret does nothing and returns FALSE.

The caret is a shared resource; there is only one caret in the system. A window should create a caret only when it has the keyboard focus or is active. The window should destroy the caret before losing the keyboard focus or becoming inactive.

See Also

CreateCaret, HideCaret, ShowCaret 


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