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The GetEnhMetaFile function creates a handle that identifies the enhanced-format metafile stored in the specified file.


    LPCTSTR lpszMetaFile 

// address of metafile name



Points to the null-terminated string that specifies the name of an enhanced metafile.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is a handle of the enhanced metafile.

If the function fails, the return value is NULL. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.


When the application no longer needs an enhanced-metafile handle, it should delete the handle by calling the DeleteEnhMetaFile function.

A Windows-format metafile must be converted to the enhanced format before it can be processed by the GetEnhMetaFile function. To convert the file, use the SetWinMetaFileBits function.

Where text arguments must use Unicode characters, use this function as a wide-character function. Where text arguments must use characters from the Windows 3.x character set, use this function as an ANSI function.

Windows 95: The maximum length of the description string for an enhanced metafile is 16,384 bytes.

See Also

DeleteEnhMetaFile, GetEnhMetaFile, SetWinMetaFileBits 

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