IAssemblyCache::UninstallAssembly method (winsxs.h)

The UnistallAssembly method removes an application reference to an assembly from the side-by-side store. If there are no other references to the assembly by other applications, the assembly becomes unusable. Windows may remove the assembly's files from the side-by-side store and reclaim disk space at a later time.

Syntax

HRESULT UninstallAssembly(
  [in]            DWORD                       dwFlags,
  [in]            LPCWSTR                     pszAssemblyName,
  [in]            LPCFUSION_INSTALL_REFERENCE pRefData,
  [out, optional] ULONG                       *pulDisposition
);

Parameters

[in] dwFlags

This parameter must be 0.

[in] pszAssemblyName

A pointer to a null-terminated string value that contains the fully-specified strong name of the assembly. If the full name is not provided, the result is undefined.

[in] pRefData

A pointer to a FUSION_INSTALL_REFERENCE structure that describes the application that holds the reference to the assembly being removed. If this value is null, no references to the assembly by applications are left in the side-by-side store and the assembly's files are removed.

Note  The characters \, /, :, ;, *, <, >, and | are invalid in the reference ID.
 

[out, optional] pulDisposition

A pointer to an integer value that describes the action performed.

The pulDisposition parameter can contain one of the following values or null.

Value Meaning
IASSEMBLYCACHE_UNINSTALL_DISPOSITION_UNINSTALLED
The assembly files have been removed from the side-by-side store.
IASSEMBLYCACHE_UNINSTALL_DISPOSITION_STILL_IN_USE
The assembly's files have not been removed because an application is using the assembly.
IASSEMBLYCACHE_UNINSTALL_DISPOSITION_ALREADY_UNINSTALLED
The assembly does not exist in the side-by-side store.
IASSEMBLYCACHE_UNINSTALL_DISPOSITION_DELETE_PENDING
Reserved.
IASSEMBLYCACHE_UNINSTALL_DISPOSITION_HAS_INSTALL_REFERENCES
The assembly's files have not been removed because the side-by-side store contains a reference to the assembly by another application.
IASSEMBLYCACHE_UNINSTALL_DISPOSITION_REFERENCE_NOT_FOUND
The reference specified in pRefData does not exist in the side-by-side store.

Return value

This method can return one of these values.

Return value Description
S_OK
The files of the assembly have been removed from the side-by-side store.
S_FALSE
The operation succeeded and the reference to the assembly was removed. The assembly files were not removed from the side-by-side store for the reason described by the value returned by pulDisposition.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header winsxs.h
DLL Sxs.dll

See also

IAssemblyCache