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The DeletePort function displays a dialog box that allows the user to delete a port name.

BOOL DeletePort(

    LPTSTR pName,

// pointer to server name

    HWND hWnd,

// handle to window that displays dialog box

    LPTSTR pPortName 

// pointer to port name



Pointer to a zero-terminated string that specifies the name of the server for which the port should be deleted. If this parameter is NULL, a local port is deleted.
Handle to the parent window of the port-deletion dialog box.
Pointer to a zero-terminated string that specifies the name of the port that should be deleted.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.


An application can retrieve the names of valid ports by calling the EnumPorts function.

The DeletePort function returns an error if a printer is currently connected to the specified port.

The caller of the AddPort function must have SERVER_ACCESS_ADMINISTER access to the server to which the port is connected.

See Also

AddPort, EnumPorts

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