PROTOCOL_CM_CLOSE_AF callback function (ndis.h)

The ProtocolCmCloseAf function is a required function that releases per-open resources for an address family that a call manager supports.

Note  You must declare the function by using the PROTOCOL_CM_CLOSE_AF type. For more information, see the following Examples section.



NDIS_STATUS ProtocolCmCloseAf(
  [in] NDIS_HANDLE CallMgrAfContext


[in] CallMgrAfContext

Specifies the handle to the call manager's per-AF context area, originally supplied to NDIS by the call manager's ProtocolCmOpenAf function.

Return value

ProtocolCmCloseAf returns the status of its operation(s) as one of the following:

Return code Description
Indicates that the call manager has successfully released or deactivated any resources that is allocated on behalf of the connection-oriented client that opened this instance of the address family.
Indicates that the request to close the open instance of the address family will be completed asynchronously. The call manager must call NdisCmCloseAddressFamilyComplete when all such operations have been completed.


ProtocolCmCloseAf releases and/or deactivates any resources that were allocated by the call manager in its ProtocolCmOpenAf function. The call manager also should undo any other actions it took on behalf of the connection-oriented client when the address family was opened by that client.

If there are any outstanding requests or connections still open on an address family stored in the CallMgrAfContext, a call manager can respond to a client's request to close the address family in either of the following ways:

  • The call manager can fail the request with NDIS_STATUS_NOT_ACCEPTED.
  • The call manager can return NDIS_STATUS_PENDING. After the client has closed all calls and deregistered all SAPs, the call manager can then close the address family and call NdisCmCloseAddressFamilyComplete or NdisMCmCloseAddressFamilyComplete to notify the client. This is the preferred response.


To define a ProtocolCmCloseAf function, you must first provide a function declaration that identifies the type of function you're defining. Windows provides a set of function types for drivers. Declaring a function using the function types helps Code Analysis for Drivers, Static Driver Verifier (SDV), and other verification tools find errors, and it's a requirement for writing drivers for the Windows operating system.

For example, to define a ProtocolCmCloseAf function that is named "MyCmCloseAf", use the PROTOCOL_CM_CLOSE_AF type as shown in this code example:


Then, implement your function as follows:

    NDIS_HANDLE  CallMgrAfContext

The PROTOCOL_CM_CLOSE_AF function type is defined in the Ndis.h header file. To more accurately identify errors when you run the code analysis tools, be sure to add the Use_decl_annotations annotation to your function definition. The Use_decl_annotations annotation ensures that the annotations that are applied to the PROTOCOL_CM_CLOSE_AF function type in the header file are used. For more information about the requirements for function declarations, see Declaring Functions by Using Function Role Types for NDIS Drivers.

For information about Use_decl_annotations, see Annotating Function Behavior.


Minimum supported client Supported for NDIS 6.0 and NDIS 5.1 drivers (see ProtocolCmCloseAf (NDIS 5.1)) in Windows Vista. Supported for NDIS 5.1 drivers (see ProtocolCmCloseAf (NDIS 5.1)) in Windows XP.
Target Platform Windows
Header ndis.h (include Ndis.h)

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