Component Object Model (COM) Error – DWM_S_GDI_REDIRECTION_SURFACE 0x00263005

In this post, you’ll learn about the error “DWM_S_GDI_REDIRECTION_SURFACE 0x00263005” that is returned when working with COM based APIs or libraries in Windows.

COM Error Message


What is COM?

Microsoft’s COM stands for Component Object Model. Component Object Model (COM) is a networked, object-oriented framework for building interoperable binary software components.   Microsoft’s OLE (compound documents), ActiveX (Internet-enabled components), and other products are built on the COM base technology.

Error Description

Below is the description of this COM Error.

GDI redirection surface was returned} GDI redirection surface of the top level window was returned.