MINIPORT_REMOVE_DEVICE callback function

The MiniportRemoveDevice function releases resources that the MiniportAddDevice function allocated.

Note You must declare the function by using the MINIPORT_REMOVE_DEVICE type. For more information, see the following Examples section.



void MiniportRemoveDevice(
  NDIS_HANDLE MiniportAddDeviceContext



A handle for a driver-allocated context area that the miniport driver registered with NDIS in the MiniportAddDevice function.

Return Value



The MiniportRemoveDevice function is an optional function. Miniport drivers that support MSI-X should specify an entry point for this function in the NDIS_MINIPORT_PNP_CHARACTERISTICS structure.

When NDIS receives a request from the Plug and Play (PnP) manager to remove a device, NDIS calls the MiniportRemoveDevice function. MiniportRemoveDevice should then undo the operations that the MiniportAddDevice function performed.

Miniport adapters might be halted and initialized several times before NDIS calls MiniportRemoveDevice. If NDIS called MiniportAddDevice and it returned NDIS_STATUS_SUCCESS, NDIS will not call MiniportAddDevice for the same miniport adapter before calling MiniportRemoveDevice for that adapter.

NDIS calls MiniportRemoveDevice at IRQL = PASSIVE_LEVEL.


To define a MiniportRemoveDevice function, you must first provide a function declaration that identifies the type of function you're defining. Windows provides a set of function types for drivers. Declaring a function using the function types helps Code Analysis for Drivers, Static Driver Verifier (SDV), and other verification tools find errors, and it's a requirement for writing drivers for the Windows operating system.

For example, to define a MiniportRemoveDevice function that is named "MyRemoveDevice", use the MINIPORT_REMOVE_DEVICE type as shown in this code example:


Then, implement your function as follows:

    NDIS_HANDLE  MiniportAddDeviceContext

The MINIPORT_REMOVE_DEVICE function type is defined in the Ndis.h header file. To more accurately identify errors when you run the code analysis tools, be sure to add the Use_decl_annotations annotation to your function definition. The Use_decl_annotations annotation ensures that the annotations that are applied to the MINIPORT_REMOVE_DEVICE function type in the header file are used. For more information about the requirements for function declarations, see Declaring Functions by Using Function Role Types for NDIS Drivers.

For information about Use_decl_annotations, see Annotating Function Behavior.


Windows version Supported in NDIS 6.0 and later.
Target Platform Windows
Header ndis.h (include Ndis.h)

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