The WFDCloseHandle function closes a handle to the Wi-Fi Direct service.
DWORD WFDCloseHandle( HANDLE hClientHandle );
A client handle to the Wi-Fi Direct service. This handle was obtained by a previous call to the WFDOpenHandle function.
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.
The handle is invalid.
This error is returned if the handle specified in the hClientHandle parameter was not found in the handle table.
The parameter is incorrect.
This error is returned if the hClientHandle parameter is NULL or not valid.
||Various error codes.|
The WFDCloseHandle 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.
In order to use Wi-Fi Direct, an application must first obtain a handle to the Wi-Fi Direct service by calling the WFDOpenHandle function. The Wi-Fi Direct (WFD) handle returned by the WFDOpenHandle function is used for subsequent calls made to the Wi-Fi Direct service. Once an application is done using the Wi-Fi Direct service, the application should call the WFDCloseHandle function to signal to the Wi-Fi Direct service that the application is done using the service. This allows the Wi-Fi Direct service to release resources used by the application.
|Minimum supported client||Windows 8 [desktop apps only]|
|Minimum supported server||Windows Server 2012 [desktop apps only]|