This IOCTL permits the caller to delete a previously created local plug.


  • hDevice
    [in] Handle to the target object. To get a device handle, call the CreateFile function with a name dynamically obtained from the SetupDiEnumDeviceInterfaces function.
  • dwIoControlCode
    [in] IOCTL for the operation. This value identifies the target operation and the type of device on which to perform the operation. For this operation, use IOCTL_STREAM_DELETE_LOCAL_PLUG.
  • lpInBuffer
    [in] Must be filled in with a properly initialized STREAM_DeleteLocalPlug_Request structure. The sdlp_Plug member must be pre-initialized.
  • BufferSize
    [in] Set to sizeof(STREAM_DeleteLocalPlug_Request).
  • lpOutBuffer
    [in] Unused. Should be set to NULL.
  • nOutBufferSize
    [in] Unused. Should be set to zero.
  • lpBytesReturned
    [out] Pointer to a DWORD variable that receives the actual count of bytes returned by the function in the output buffer. For this command, this should be zero.
  • lpOverlapped
    [out] If not used, set to NULL. Otherwise, this should point to a completely filled out OVERLAPPED structure that contains a valid event. The event will be signaled when the I/O operation is complete.

Return Values

If the operation succeeds, the DeviceIoControl function returns a non-zero value. If the operation fails, DeviceIoControl returns zero. To get extended error information, call the GetLastError function.


There is a similar IOCTL available through the unit filter driver. Plugs created through that driver are externally visible. Plugs created through the streaming filter driver are not.


OS Versions: Windows CE .NET 4.0 and later.
Header: Avc_stream.h.

See Also

IOCTL_STREAM_CREATE_LOCAL_PLUG | CreateFile | STREAM_DeleteLocalPlug_Request | DeviceIoControl | IEEE 1394 Unit Filter Drivers | IEEE 1394 Streaming Filter Drivers

 Last updated on Tuesday, May 18, 2004

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