I am converting a program written using Borland Turbo C to M$ Visual C++ 2010.
I have created a Win32 application, and have now managed to write to a window. But the font that has come out is a proportional one, and I need a fixed font for everything to line up.
I have used the code that the Borland application used to change the font but I am getting an error that I cannot figure out.

void MakeFont(HDC ADC)
{
    Delete_Font(ADC);
	
    cursfont.lfHeight         =  FONTSIZE;
    cursfont.lfWidth          =  FONTSIZE;

    cursfont.lfEscapement     =  0;
    cursfont.lfOrientation    =  0;
    cursfont.lfWeight         =  FW_NORMAL;
    cursfont.lfItalic         =  FALSE;
    cursfont.lfUnderline      =  FALSE;
    cursfont.lfStrikeOut      =  FALSE;
    cursfont.lfCharSet        =  ANSI_CHARSET;
    cursfont.lfOutPrecision   =  OUT_DEFAULT_PRECIS;
    cursfont.lfClipPrecision  =  CLIP_DEFAULT_PRECIS;
    cursfont.lfQuality        =  DEFAULT_QUALITY;
    cursfont.lfPitchAndFamily =  FIXED_PITCH | FF_DONTCARE;
    strcpy_s((char *)cursfont.lfFaceName, 12, "Courier New");

    hnewsfont = CreateFontIndirect(&cursfont);

    holdsfont = (HFONT)(SelectObject(ADC, (HGDIOBJ)hnewsfont));          // latest attempt
//  holdsfont = SelectObject(ADC, (HGDIOBJ)hnewsfont);                   // attempt 1
//	holdsfont = (HFONT)SelectObject(ADC, (HGDIOBJ)(HFONT)hnewsfont); // original
    Font = TRUE;
    fprintf(fp1, "Font height and width = %d %d\n",
        cursfont.lfHeight, cursfont.lfWidth);
    fflush(fp1);

    FontX = cursfont.lfHeight;
    FontY = cursfont.lfWidth;
}

void Delete_Font(HBRUSH ADC)
{
    if (Font == TRUE)
    {
        SelectObject(ADC, holdsfont);
        DeleteObject(hnewsfont);
    }
    Font = FALSE;
}

The error I am getting is:

1>c:\users\norman\documents\visual studio 2010\projects\test5\test5\test5.cpp(815): error C2664: 'SelectObject' : cannot convert parameter 1 from 'HBRUSH' to 'HDC'
1> Types pointed to are unrelated; conversion requires reinterpret_cast, C-style cast or function-style cast

I have tried various options as shown but they all come up with the same error.
What am I doing wrong?

The error is in function Delete_Font where ADC is an argument of type HBRUSH instead of HDC.

cursfont.lfWidth = FONTSIZE;
should also be changed to
cursfont.lfWidth = 0;

Your font will look either condensed or stretched if the value you set in lfWidth does not match the average character width of that font.

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