CardDeleteFile function

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The CardDeleteFile function, defined by a smart card module, deletes a file from a smart card.


DWORD WINAPI CardDeleteFile(
  _In_ PCARD_DATA pCardData,
  _In_ LPSTR      pszDirectoryName,
  _In_ LPSTR      pszFileName,
  _In_ DWORD      dwFlags


pCardData [in]

A pointer to a CARD_DATA structure received from a call to the CardAcquireContext function.

pszDirectoryName [in]

A pointer to a null-terminated string that contains the name of the directory that contains the file to delete.

pszFileName [in]

A pointer to a null-terminated string that contains the name of the file to delete. If the specified file does not exist, the return value of this function should indicate that the file does not exist.

dwFlags [in]

Reserved. This parameter must be set to zero.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the function returns zero.

If the function fails, it returns a nonzero error value or one of the following possible error values.

Return code/value Description
2148532260 (0x80100024)
The file specified by the pszDirectoryName and pszFileName parameters does not exist.
2148532228 (0x80100004)
The dwFlags parameter contains a value that is not valid.
2148532330 (0x8010006A)
The caller did not authenticate to the smart card before calling this function.


Minimum supported client
Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server
Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]

See also

Microsoft Base Smart Card Cryptographic Service Provider