IReconcileInitiator::SetAbortCallback method (reconcil.h)

Sets the object through which the initiator can asynchronously terminate a reconciliation. A briefcase reconciler typically sets this object for reconciliations that are lengthy or involve user interaction.


HRESULT SetAbortCallback(
  IUnknown *punkForAbort



Type: IUnknown*

The address of the IUnknown interface for the object. The initiator signals a request to terminate the reconciliation by using the IUnknown::Release method to release the object. This parameter may be NULL to direct the initiator to remove the previously specified object.

Return value


Returns the S_OK value if successful, or one of the following error values otherwise.

Return code Description
The initiator does not support termination of reconciliation operations and does not hold the specified object.
Unspecified error.


The initiator can accept or reject the object. If the initiator accepts the object, the briefcase reconciler must remove the object by calling this method with a NULL parameter when the reconciliation is complete. Because the reconciler removes the object after completing reconciliation, there may be times when the initiator releases the object after reconciliation is complete. In such cases, the reconciler ignores the request to terminate.

If the reconciliation is terminated, the Reconcile method must return either the REC_E_ABORTED or REC_E_NOTCOMPLETE value.


Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header reconcil.h
DLL Shell32.dll (version 4.0 or later)

See also