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In QB64 handles are created and used by various statements and functions to reference screen surfaces, images, sounds, fonts and IP users.



handle& = _NEWIMAGE(800, 600, 32)
_FREEIMAGE handle&


  • SCREEN and image handles in use cannot be freed without error! Change screens or fonts before freeing the handle from memory!
  • The actual value of the handle is only important if it fails to return a value in the range specified. A bad return value may create errors!

Handle Functions:

Valid LONG handle returns are less than -1. Failed _LOADIMAGE handle values of -1, zero or positive values are invalid.

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