IHttpStoredContext::CleanupStoredContext Method


Cleans up the stored context.


virtual VOID CleanupStoredContext(  
) = 0;  


This method takes no parameters.


The behavior of this method depends on implementation. You should use the following information as a guideline, but it may not be correct in all scenarios:

  • Some implementations perform an empty operation during the CleanupStoredContext method.

  • Some implementations call delete``this on the current IHttpStoredContext pointer.

  • Some implementations use internal reference counting and decrement an internal reference count during each call to CleanupStoredContext. These implementers call delete``this on the current IHttpStoredContext immediately if that reference count goes to 0.

Notes for Implementers

IHttpStoredContext implementers should create either protected or private``virtual destructors, because an IHttpStoredContext pointer should not be downcast to its most specific class for deletion. Rather, deletion of these implementers should be controlled by each pointer internally and handled during a call to CleanupStoredContext.

Notes for Callers

The CleanupStoredContext method should be called only once on an IHttpStoredContext pointer, because some implementations call delete``this when CleanupStoredContext is called. Calling CleanupStoredContext more than once on most IHttpStoredContext pointers will either throw an access violation exception or corrupt data in memory.


The following code example demonstrates how to create an IHttpStoredContext class named MyStoredContext and to control deletion of a MyStoredContext pointer internally. MyStoredContext implements only a private destructor and calls that destructor when the CleanupStoredContext method is called.

// The MyStoredContext class implements the IHttpStoredContext  
// interface and demonstrates one possible solution for  
// implementing the CleanupStoredContext method.  
class MyStoredContext : public IHttpStoredContext  
    // The MyStoredContext method is the public   
    // constructor for the MyStoredContext class.  
    // The CleanupStoredContext method must be implemented  
    // by non-abstract classes that implement the   
    // IHttpStoredContext interface. This method   
    // calls delete this.  
    virtual void CleanupStoredContext(VOID)  
        delete this;  
    // The MyStoredContext method is the private virtual  
    // destructor for the MyStoredContext class.  
    virtual ~MyStoredContext()  


Type Description
Client - IIS 7.0 on Windows Vista
- IIS 7.5 on Windows 7
- IIS 8.0 on Windows 8
- IIS 10.0 on Windows 10
Server - IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008
- IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2
- IIS 8.0 on Windows Server 2012
- IIS 8.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2
- IIS 10.0 on Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview
Product - IIS 7.0, IIS 7.5, IIS 8.0, IIS 8.5, IIS 10.0
- IIS Express 7.5, IIS Express 8.0, IIS Express 10.0
Header Httpserv.h

See Also

IHttpStoredContext Interface