LocalHandle function (winbase.h)

Retrieves the handle associated with the specified pointer to a local memory object.

Note  The local functions have greater overhead and provide fewer features than other memory management functions. New applications should use the heap functions unless documentation states that a local function should be used. For more information, see Global and Local Functions.


HLOCAL LocalHandle(
  [in] LPCVOID pMem


[in] pMem

A pointer to the first byte of the local memory object. This pointer is returned by the LocalLock function.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is a handle to the specified local memory object.

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


When the LocalAlloc function allocates a local memory object with LMEM_MOVEABLE, it returns a handle to the object. The LocalLock function converts this handle into a pointer to the object's memory block, and LocalHandle converts the pointer back into a handle.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header winbase.h (include Windows.h)
Library Kernel32.lib
DLL Kernel32.dll

See also

Global and Local Functions



Memory Management Functions