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Through which functions can HDC type variables be created?

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Hello. I'd like to know which functions can create an HDC type variable. I am hooking a program that is using HDCs and I'd like to know which functions might be creating it and also which ones can be using it. I know this program will use things drawed in small pictures to put everything in a big picture(I guess it's double buffering), before it shows me the final pic. Thanks
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Hi devoured_elysium,

well, HDCs are create with ::CreateDC. A list of all functions which can use a HDC is quite long since nearly and GDI function uses a HDC. You can take a look at the GDI description in MSDN here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd145203(VS.85).aspx, there you'll find (I guess) all functions which use HDC.

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In order to get the device context for a specific windoe you can use GetDC()
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa921543.aspx

HDC hDC = GetDC( hWnd );
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by:devoured_elysium
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Yes, it seems to be using GetDC(). I thought I'd already tried that one but now I see that's being used. Thanks

One more question, though. If this application is indeed using double buffering, is it probably using bitmaps or is there any other common way of doing it? I mean this as I've hooked CreateBitmap and it shows nothing.
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