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Date: 2010may2
OS: Windows
Language: C/C++

Q.  Can I get a Windows HANDLE from a regular fopen() FILE * handle?

A.  This function does the trick:

#include <io.h> HANDLE GetWindowsHandle(FILE *f) { return (HANDLE) _get_osfhandle(fileno(f)); }