AbortDoc function (wingdi.h)

The AbortDoc function stops the current print job and erases everything drawn since the last call to the StartDoc function.


int AbortDoc(
  [in] HDC hdc


[in] hdc

Handle to the device context for the print job.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is greater than zero.

If the function fails, the return value is SP_ERROR.


Note  This is a blocking or synchronous function and might not return immediately. How quickly this function returns depends on run-time factors such as network status, print server configuration, and printer driver implementation—factors that are difficult to predict when writing an application. Calling this function from a thread that manages interaction with the user interface could make the application appear to be unresponsive.
Applications should call the AbortDoc function to stop a print job if an error occurs, or to stop a print job after the user cancels that job. To end a successful print job, an application should call the EndDoc function.

If Print Manager was used to start the print job, calling AbortDoc erases the entire spool job, so that the printer receives nothing. If Print Manager was not used to start the print job, the data may already have been sent to the printer. In this case, the printer driver resets the printer (when possible) and ends the print job.


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header wingdi.h (include Windows.h)
Library Gdi32.lib
DLL Gdi32.dll

See also


Print Spooler API Functions