WsAbortChannel function (webservices.h)

Cancels all pending I/O for a specified channel


HRESULT WsAbortChannel(
  [in]           WS_CHANNEL *channel,
  [in, optional] WS_ERROR   *error


[in] channel

A pointer to a WS_CHANNEL structure representing the channel for which to cancel I/O.

[in, optional] error

Pointer to a WS_ERROR structure that receives additional error information if the function fails.

Return value

If the function succeeds, it returns NO_ERROR; otherwise, it returns an HRESULT error code.

Return code Description
See the Remarks section for platform limitations.
One or more arguments are invalid.


Windows Server 2003 and before:  On Windows platforms before Windows Vista, this function is not supported for WS_UDP_CHANNEL_BINDING or WS_HTTP_CHANNEL_BINDING if the channel is in the WS_CHANNEL_STATE_ACCEPTING state and the listener has not already been aborted.

(For information on channel bindings and channel states, see the WS_CHANNEL_BINDING and WS_CHANNEL_STATE enumerations.)

This function is also not supported for WS_HTTP_CHANNEL_BINDING with WS_CHANNEL_TYPE_REPLY when aborting a channel in the WS_CHANNEL_STATE_OPEN or WS_CHANNEL_STATE_FAULTED state. (For information on channel types, see the WS_CHANNEL_TYPE enumeration.

WsAbortChannel can be called for a channel in any state, and does not wait for pending I/O to complete before aborting the channel.

If the channel is in the WS_CHANNEL_STATE_OPEN state, WsAbortChannel causes the channel to fault to the WS_CHANNEL_STATE_FAULTED state.

Note  See WsAbandonMessage for information on how to skip a particular message and keep the channel open.

If called with valid parameters, this function will not fail for reasons such as a lack of system resources. However, note the limitations on some operating systems versions at the beginning of Remarks.


Minimum supported client Windows 7 [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 R2 [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Target Platform Windows
Header webservices.h
Library WebServices.lib
DLL WebServices.dll