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hi everyone

smart check uncovered a resource leak error in my creation
of logical fonts.  before i call createfont, i have this:

if fonttouse<>0 then
      rc = deleteobject(fonttouse)
      fonttouse = 0
endif

i tried tracing the value of fonttouse, after the deleteobject line
the value of fonttouse still remained, that's why i added the
"fonttouse = 0" line.  

does anyone know how deleteobject really works?  i don't know
why the value of fonttouse remains after that function is called.  
by the way, i got that part from dan appleman's winapi book,
chapter 11 - fonts.

any help welcome
thanks in advance

merry christmas to all
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by:MikeP090797
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The value shouldn't change, it represents the handle of the object, not the actual object. For instance, if the variable contains 3, you could simply pass 3 instead.
The font is not being freed probobly because it is still selected into the device context. You must select a different font (You can use GetStockObject for that), and only after that use DeleteObject.

If this was the case, please reply, and I will post the comment as an asnwer
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by:janeausten
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Yep, mike, i think that's it...

repost your comment and get your points

and..

THANKS!
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The value shouldn't change, it represents the handle of the object, not the actual object. For instance, if the variable contains 3, you could simply pass 3 instead.
The font is not being freed probobly because it is still selected into the device context. You must select a different font (You can use GetStockObject for that), and only after that use DeleteObject
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