DeletePort function pointer

The DeletePort function is obsolete and is for use only with Windows NT 4.0 and previous versions.

DeletePort deletes a port from the monitor's environment.


typedef BOOL ( WINAPI *pfnDeletePort)(
  _In_ HANDLE hMonitor,
  _In_ LPWSTR pName,
  _In_ HWND   hWnd,
  _In_ LPWSTR pPortName


hMonitor [in]

Caller supplied monitor instance handle. This is the handle returned by the monitor's InitializePrintMonitor2 function. (This parameter does not exist if the print monitor supports InitializePrintMonitor instead of InitializePrintMonitor2.)

pName [in]

Pointer to a null-terminated string that specifies the name of the server on which the port to be deleted exists. If this parameter is NULL, the port is local.

hWnd [in]

Handle to the parent window of the port-deletion dialog box.

pPortName [in]

Pointer to a null-terminated string that names the port to be deleted.

Return value

The return value is TRUE if the function is successful.


The spooler calls DeletePort so a port monitor can delete a port from the monitor's environment. The monitor should delete the specified port from its state. The spooler will not call DeletePort on a monitor as long as a port is open.

Applications can delete local and remote ports. The printer UI displays a confirmation message box before the spooler calls DeletePort, so a monitor should ignore the hWnd parameter and not display another dialog box.


Target platform



Winsplp.h (include Winsplp.h)

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