WFDCancelOpenSession function

The WFDCancelOpenSession function indicates that the application wants to cancel a pending WFDStartOpenSession function that has not completed.


DWORD WFDCancelOpenSession(
  HANDLE hSessionHandle



A session handle to a Wi-Fi Direct session to cancel. This is a session handle previously returned by the WFDStartOpenSession function.

Return Value

If the function succeeds, the return value is ERROR_SUCCESS.

If the function fails, the return value may be one of the following return codes.

Return code Description
The handle is invalid.

This error is returned if the handle specified in the hSessionHandle parameter was not found in the handle table.

The parameter is incorrect.

This error is returned if the hSessionHandle parameter is NULL or not valid.

Various error codes.


The WFDCancelOpenSession function is part of Wi-Fi Direct, a new feature in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Wi-Fi Direct is based on the development of the Wi-Fi Peer-to-Peer Technical Specification v1.1 by the Wi-Fi Alliance (see Wi-Fi Alliance Published Specifications). The goal of the Wi-Fi Peer-to-Peer Technical Specification is to provide a solution for Wi-Fi device-to-device connectivity without the need for either a Wireless Access Point (wireless AP) to setup the connection or the use of the existing Wi-Fi adhoc (IBSS) mechanism.

A call to the WFDCancelOpenSession function notifies the Wi-Fi Direct service that the client requests a cancellation of this session. The WFDCancelOpenSession function does not modify the expected WFDStartOpenSession behavior. The callback function specified to the WFDStartOpenSession function will still be called, and the WFDStartOpenSession function may not be completed immediately.

It is the responsibility of the caller to pass the WFDCancelOpenSession function a handle in the hSessionHandle parameter that was returned from call to the WFDStartOpenSession function.


Minimum supported client Windows 8 [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2012 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header wlanapi.h
Library Wlanapi.lib
DLL Wlanapi.dll

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