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Inherited from basic_socket.
Cancel all asynchronous operations associated with the socket.
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.
Thrown on failure.
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.