MFShutdown function (mfapi.h)

Shuts down the Microsoft Media Foundation platform. Call this function once for every call to MFStartup. Do not call this function from work queue threads.


HRESULT MFShutdown();

Return value

If this function succeeds, it returns S_OK. Otherwise, it returns an HRESULT error code.


MFShutdown should be called during should be called during app uninitialization and not from static destructors during process exit.

This function is available on the following platforms if the Windows Media Format 11 SDK redistributable components are installed:

  • Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and later.
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with KB900325 (Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005) and KB925766 (October 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition) installed.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Target Platform Windows
Header mfapi.h
Library Mfplat.lib
DLL Mfplat.dll

See also

Initializing Media Foundation

Media Foundation Functions