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SCardBeginTransaction function

The SCardBeginTransaction function starts a transaction.

The function waits for the completion of all other transactions before it begins. After the transaction starts, all other applications are blocked from accessing the smart card while the transaction is in progress.

Syntax


LONG WINAPI SCardBeginTransaction(
  _In_  SCARDHANDLE hCard
);

Parameters

hCard [in]

A reference value obtained from a previous call to SCardConnect.

Return value

If the function succeeds, it returns SCARD_S_SUCCESS.

If the function fails, it returns an error code. For more information, see Smart Card Return Values.

If another process or thread has reset the card, SCARD_W_RESET_CARD is returned as expected.

Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP:  This function returns SCARD_S_SUCCESS even if another process or thread has reset the card. To determine whether the card has been reset, call the SCardStatus function immediately after calling this function.

Remarks

If a transaction is held on the card for more than five seconds with no operations happening on that card, then the card is reset. Calling any of the Smart Card and Reader Access Functions or Direct Card Access Functions on the card that is transacted results in the timer being reset to continue allowing the transaction to be used.

The SCardBeginTransaction function is a smart card and reader access function. For more information about other access functions, see Smart Card and Reader Access Functions.

Examples

The following example demonstrates how to begin a smart card transaction. The example assumes that lReturn is an existing variable of type LONG and that hCard is a valid handle received from a previous call to SCardConnect.



lReturn = SCardBeginTransaction( hCard );
if ( SCARD_S_SUCCESS != lReturn )
 printf("Failed SCardBeginTransaction\n");


Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows XP [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]

Header

Winscard.h

Library

Winscard.lib

DLL

Winscard.dll

See also

SCardConnect
SCardEndTransaction

 

 

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