handle_to_integer — Convert a handle into an integer.
It is not recommended to use this operator in HDevelop. This operator is only provided for reasons of backward compatibility.
handle_to_integer converts the handle Handle into an integer representation and returns it in CastedHandle.
If the legacy handle mode is disabled (the default), the ownership of the handle is not transferred. Once all instances of the handle, such as in the tuple Handle, were overwritten, the handle and its content will be destroyed and CastedHandle will become invalid. In that case, if CastedHandle should be passed to code parts that run in legacy handle mode, a reference to the original Handle must be kept in order to avoid clearing the handle.
If the legacy handle mode is enabled, the ownership of the handle is transferred. The handle must then be cleared using clear_handle or the clear operator of the corresponding semantic type of the handle.
It is not recommended to use this operator in HDevelop. It is solely provided to enable backward compatibility with legacy code.
The handle to be casted.
The handle casted to an integer value.
If the parameters are valid, the operator handle_to_integer returns the value 2 (H_MSG_TRUE). Otherwise, an exception is raised.