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No. The Standard C++ Library is a cross-platform library, so it would be a little odd to provide a very platform-specific feature like that.

However, I believe you can use boost smart pointers and specify the clean-up function (CloseHandle or DeleteObject, depending on the type of handle). I haven't done this myself, yet, but someone recently corrected me in an earlier post, suggesting you could indeed do this.

Or you could quickly make your own, even. Here's a shoddy example, probably complete with bugs, compiler errors, and so forth, to give you an example:
class auto_handle
{
public:
explicit auto_handle(HANDLE handle);
~auto_handle();

operator HANDLE ();

private:
HANDLE mHandle;

auto_handle(const auto_handle& handle);
auto_handle& operator = (const auto_handle& handle);
};

explicit auto_handle::auto_handle(HANDLE handle) :
mHandle(handle)
{
}

auto_handle::~auto_handle()
{
CloseHandle(mHandle);
}

auto_handle::operator HANDLE ()
{
return mHandle;
}

auto_handle::auto_handle(const auto_handle& handle)
{
}

auto_handle& auto_handle::operator = (const auto_handle& handle)
{
}

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