CeCloseHandle (RAPI)

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This function closes an open object handle that was created using RAPI functions.

BOOL CeCloseHandle( 
  HANDLE hObject 


  • hObject
    Handle to an open object.

Return Values

Nonzero indicates success. Zero indicates failure. To get extended error information, call CeGetLastError and CeRapiGetError.


The CeCloseHandle function closes handles to the following objects.

  • Communications device
  • Database
  • Event
  • File
  • Mutex
  • Process
  • Socket


CeCloseHandle invalidates the specified object handle, decrements the object's handle count, and performs object retention checks. After the last handle to an object is closed, the object is removed from the system.

Closing a thread handle does not terminate the associated thread. To remove a thread object, you must terminate the thread, and then close all handles to the thread.

Use CeCloseHandle to close handles returned by calls to the CeCreateFile function. Use CeFindClose to close handles returned by calls to the CeFindFirstFile function.


Pocket PC: Pocket PC 2000 and later
Smartphone: Smartphone 2002 and later
OS Versions: Windows CE 3.0 and later
Header: Rapi.h
Library: Rapi.lib

See Also

Remote API Functions | CeDeleteFile

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