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Inherited from basic_socket.
Cancel all asynchronous operations associated with the socket.
boost::system::error_code cancel( boost::system::error_code & ec);
This function causes all outstanding asynchronous connect, send and receive operations to finish immediately, and the handlers for cancelled operations will be passed the boost::asio::error::operation_aborted error.
Set to indicate what error occurred, if any.
Calls to cancel() will always fail with boost::asio::error::operation_not_supported when run on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and earlier versions of Windows, unless BOOST_ASIO_ENABLE_CANCELIO is defined. However, the CancelIo function has two issues that should be considered before enabling its use:
For portable cancellation, consider using one of the following alternatives:
When running on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and later, the CancelIoEx function is always used. This function does not have the problems described above.