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basic_datagram_socket::async_receive_from (2 of 2 overloads)

Start an asynchronous receive.

    typename MutableBufferSequence,
    typename ReadHandler = DEFAULT>
DEDUCED async_receive_from(
    const MutableBufferSequence & buffers,
    endpoint_type & sender_endpoint,
    socket_base::message_flags flags,
    ReadHandler && handler = DEFAULT);

This function is used to asynchronously receive a datagram. The function call always returns immediately.



One or more buffers into which the data will be received. Although the buffers object may be copied as necessary, ownership of the underlying memory blocks is retained by the caller, which must guarantee that they remain valid until the handler is called.


An endpoint object that receives the endpoint of the remote sender of the datagram. Ownership of the sender_endpoint object is retained by the caller, which must guarantee that it is valid until the handler is called.


Flags specifying how the receive call is to be made.


The handler to be called when the receive operation completes. Copies will be made of the handler as required. The function signature of the handler must be:

void handler(
  const boost::system::error_code& error, // Result of operation.
  std::size_t bytes_transferred           // Number of bytes received.

Regardless of whether the asynchronous operation completes immediately or not, the handler will not be invoked from within this function. On immediate completion, invocation of the handler will be performed in a manner equivalent to using post.

Per-Operation Cancellation

On POSIX or Windows operating systems, this asynchronous operation supports cancellation for the following cancellation_type values: