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InitializeSRWLock function

Initialize a slim reader/writer (SRW) lock.

Syntax


VOID WINAPI InitializeSRWLock(
  _Out_ PSRWLOCK SRWLock
);

Parameters

SRWLock [out]

A pointer to the SRW lock.

Return value

This function does not return a value.

Remarks

An SRW lock must be initialized before it is used. The InitializeSRWLock function is used to initialize a SRW lock dynamically. To initialize the structure statically, assign the constant SRWLOCK_INIT to the structure variable.

An SRW lock cannot be moved or copied. The process must not modify the object, and must instead treat it as logically opaque. Only use the SRW functions to manage SRW locks.

SRW locks do not need to be explicitly destroyed.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows Vista [desktop apps | Windows Store apps]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps | Windows Store apps]

Minimum supported phone

Windows Phone 8

Header

WinBase.h on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 (include Windows.h);
Synchapi.h on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Library

Kernel32.lib

DLL

Kernel32.dll

See also

Slim Reader/Writer (SRW) Locks
Synchronization Functions

 

 

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