HANDLE Data Type


Certain functions, such as TimerCreate and FileOpen, create and return values of type HANDLE. You can only store or reassign these return values; you cannot directly create values of type HANDLE. A handle is an identification code provided for certain types of object so that you can pass it to a function that needs to know which object to manipulate. For example,
hTimer = TimerCreate() // Create a timer
TimerStart (hTimer)    // Start the timer just created