The WFDStartOpenSession function starts an on-demand connection to a specific Wi-Fi Direct device, which has been previously paired through the Windows Pairing experience.
DWORD WFDStartOpenSession( HANDLE hClientHandle, PDOT11_MAC_ADDRESS pDeviceAddress, PVOID pvContext, WFD_OPEN_SESSION_COMPLETE_CALLBACK pfnCallback, PHANDLE phSessionHandle );
A client handle to the Wi-Fi Direct service. This handle was obtained by a previous call to the WFDOpenHandle function.
A pointer to the target device’s Wi-Fi Direct device address. This is the MAC address of the target Wi-Fi device.
An optional context pointer which is passed to the callback function specified in the pfnCallback parameter.
A pointer to the callback function to be called once the WFDStartOpenSession request has completed.
A handle to this specific Wi-Fi Direct session.
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. This error is also returned if the pDeviceAddress parameter is NULL, the pfnCallback parameter is NULL, or the phSessionHandle parameter is NULL. This value is also returned if the dwClientVersion parameter is not equal to WFD_API_VERSION.
The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation.
This error is returned if the Wi-Fi Direct service is disabled by group policy on a domain.
The service has not been started.
This error is returned if the WLAN AutoConfig Service is not running.
||Various error codes.|
The WFDStartOpenSession 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.
The WFDStartOpenSession function starts an asynchronous operation to start an on-demand connection to a specific Wi-Fi Direct device. The target Wi-Fi device must previously have been paired through the Windows Pairing experience. When the asynchronous operation completes, the callback function specified in the pfnCallback parameter is called.
If the application attempts to close the handle to the Wi-Fi Direct service by calling the WFDCloseHandle function before the WFDStartOpenSession function completes asynchronously, the WFDCloseHandle function will wait until the WFDStartOpenSession call is completed.
|Minimum supported client||Windows 8 [desktop apps only]|
|Minimum supported server||Windows Server 2012 [desktop apps only]|