FltDeleteStreamHandleContext function (fltkernel.h)

FltDeleteStreamHandleContext removes a context that a given minifilter driver instance has set for a given stream handle and marks the context for deletion.


NTSTATUS FLTAPI FltDeleteStreamHandleContext(
  [in]  PFLT_INSTANCE Instance,
  [in]  PFILE_OBJECT  FileObject,
  [out] PFLT_CONTEXT  *OldContext


[in] Instance

Opaque instance pointer for the minifilter driver instance whose context is to be removed from the list of contexts attached to the stream handle.

[in] FileObject

Pointer to a file object for the file stream.

[out] OldContext

Pointer to a caller-allocated variable that receives the address of the deleted context. This parameter is optional and can be NULL. If OldContext is not NULL and does not point to NULL_CONTEXT, the caller is responsible for calling FltReleaseContext to release this context when it is no longer needed.

Return value

FltDeleteStreamHandleContext returns STATUS_SUCCESS or an appropriate NTSTATUS value such as one of the following:

Return code Description
STATUS_FLT_DELETING_OBJECT The specified Instance is being torn down. This is an error code.
STATUS_NOT_FOUND No matching context was found. This is an error code.
STATUS_NOT_SUPPORTED The file system does not support per-stream contexts for this file stream handle. This is an error code.


For more information about contexts, see About minifilter contexts.

Because contexts are reference-counted, it is not usually necessary for a minifilter driver to call a routine such as FltDeleteStreamHandleContext to explicitly delete a context.

A minifilter driver calls FltDeleteStreamHandleContext to remove a context from a stream handle and mark the context for deletion. The context is usually freed immediately unless there is an outstanding reference on it (for example, because the context is still in use by another thread).

To allocate a new context, call FltAllocateContext.

To get a stream context, call FltGetStreamHandleContext.

To set a stream context, call FltSetStreamHandleContext.


Requirement Value
Target Platform Universal
Header fltkernel.h (include Fltkernel.h)
Library FltMgr.lib
DLL Fltmgr.sys

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