Detaches the calling process from its console.
BOOL WINAPI FreeConsole(void);
This function has no parameters.
If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.
If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.
A process can be attached to at most one console. If the calling process is not already attached to a console, the error code returned is ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER (87).
A process can use the FreeConsole function to detach itself from its console. If other processes share the console, the console is not destroyed, but the process that called FreeConsole cannot refer to it. A console is closed when the last process attached to it terminates or calls FreeConsole. After a process calls FreeConsole, it can call the AllocConsole function to create a new console or AttachConsole to attach to another console.
|Minimum supported client||Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]|
|Minimum supported server||Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]|
|Header||ConsoleApi.h (via WinCon.h, include Windows.h)|