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WdfUsbTargetPipeAbortSynchronously method

[Applies to KMDF and UMDF]

The WdfUsbTargetPipeAbortSynchronously method builds an abort request and sends it synchronously to a specified USB pipe.


NTSTATUS WdfUsbTargetPipeAbortSynchronously(
  [in]            WDFUSBPIPE Pipe,
  [in, optional]  WDFREQUEST Request,
  [in, optional]  PWDF_REQUEST_SEND_OPTIONS RequestOptions


Pipe [in]

A handle to a framework pipe object that was obtained by calling WdfUsbInterfaceGetConfiguredPipe.

Request [in, optional]

A handle to a framework request object. This parameter is optional and can be NULL. For more information, see the following Remarks section.

RequestOptions [in, optional]

A pointer to a caller-allocated WDF_REQUEST_SEND_OPTIONS structure that specifies options for the request. This pointer is optional and can be NULL. For more information, see the following Remarks section.

Return value

WdfUsbTargetPipeAbortSynchronously returns the I/O target's completion status value if the operation succeeds. Otherwise, this method can return one of the following values:

Return codeDescription

The size of the WDF_REQUEST_SEND_OPTIONS structure that the RequestOptions parameter specified was incorrect.


An invalid handle was detected.


Insufficient memory was available.


The caller's IRQL was not PASSIVE_LEVEL, or the specified I/O request was already queued to an I/O target.


The driver supplied a time-out value and the request did not complete within the allotted time.


This method also might return other NTSTATUS values.

A bug check occurs if the driver supplies an invalid object handle.


Use the WdfUsbTargetPipeAbortSynchronously method to send a USB abort request synchronously. To send such requests asynchronously, use WdfUsbTargetPipeFormatRequestForAbort, followed by WdfRequestSend.

A USB abort request causes the driver's I/O target to cancel all of the I/O requests that have been sent to a pipe. When a driver calls WdfUsbTargetPipeAbortSynchronously, the framework sends a URB_FUNCTION_ABORT_PIPE request to the I/O target. For more information about canceling operations on a USB pipe (also called "aborting a pipe"), see the USB specification.

The WdfUsbTargetPipeAbortSynchronously method does not return until the request has completed, unless the driver supplies a time-out value in the RequestOptions parameter's WDF_REQUEST_SEND_OPTIONS structure, or unless an error is detected.

You can forward an I/O request that your driver received in an I/O queue, or you can create and send a new request.

To forward an I/O request that your driver received in an I/O queue, specify the received request's handle for the WdfUsbTargetPipeAbortSynchronously method's Request parameter.

To create and send a new request, either supply a NULL request handle for the Request parameter, or create a new request object and supply its handle:

  • If you supply a NULL request handle, the framework uses an internal request object. This technique is simple to use, but the driver cannot cancel the request.

  • If you call WdfRequestCreate to create one or more request objects, you can reuse these request objects by calling WdfRequestReuse. This technique enables your driver's EvtDriverDeviceAdd callback function to preallocate request objects for a device. Additionally, another driver thread can call WdfRequestCancelSentRequest to cancel the request, if necessary.

Your driver can specify a non-NULL RequestOptions parameter, whether the driver provides a non-NULL or a NULL Request parameter. You can, for example, use the RequestOptions parameter to specify a time-out value.

For information about obtaining status information after an I/O request completes, see Obtaining Completion Information.

For more information about the WdfUsbTargetPipeAbortSynchronously method and USB I/O targets, see USB I/O Targets.


The following code example sends abort requests to all of the pipes that are configured for a USB device's interface.

ULONG  count;
NTSTATUS  status;

pDevContext = GetDeviceContext(Device);

count = WdfUsbInterfaceGetNumConfiguredPipes(

for (i = 0; i < count; i++) {
    WDFUSBPIPE pipe;

    pipe = WdfUsbInterfaceGetConfiguredPipe(
    status = WdfUsbTargetPipeAbortSynchronously(
    if (!NT_SUCCESS(status)) {


Minimum KMDF version


Minimum UMDF version



Wdfusb.h (include Wdfusb.h)


Wdf01000.sys (KMDF);
WUDFx02000.dll (UMDF)



DDI compliance rules

DriverCreate, KmdfIrql, KmdfIrql2, RequestForUrbXrb, UsbKmdfIrql, UsbKmdfIrql2

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