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The DrawIcon function draws an icon in the client area of the window of the specified device context.

BOOL DrawIcon(

    HDC hDC,

// handle to device context

    int X,

// x-coordinate of upper-left corner

    int Y,

// y-coordinate of upper-left corner

    HICON hIcon 

// handle to icon to draw



Identifies the device context for a window.
Specifies the logical x-coordinate of the upper-left corner of the icon.
Specifies the logical y-coordinate of the upper-left corner of the icon.
Identifies the icon to be drawn.

Windows NT: The icon resource must have been previously loaded by using the LoadIcon function.

Windows 95: The icon resource must have been previously loaded by using the LoadIcon or LoadImage functions.

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.


DrawIcon places the iconís upper-left corner at the location specified by the X and Y parameters. The location is subject to the current mapping mode of the device context.

See Also

CreateIcon, DrawIconEx, LoadIcon 

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