CloseEventLog function (winbase.h)

Closes the specified event log.


BOOL CloseEventLog(
  [in, out] HANDLE hEventLog


[in, out] hEventLog

A handle to the event log to be closed. The OpenEventLog or OpenBackupEventLog function returns this handle.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header winbase.h (include Windows.h)
Library Advapi32.lib
DLL Advapi32.dll
API set ext-ms-win-advapi32-eventlog-l1-1-0 (introduced in Windows 8)

See also

Event Logging Functions