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Send a websocket close control frame asynchronously.

    class CloseHandler = net::default_completion_token_t<executor_type>>
    close_reason const& cr,
    CloseHandler&& handler = net::default_completion_token_t< executor_type >{});

This function is used to asynchronously send a close frame, which begins the websocket closing handshake. The session ends when both ends of the connection have sent and received a close frame.

This call always returns immediately. The asynchronous operation will continue until one of the following conditions is true:

The algorithm, known as a composed asynchronous operation, is implemented in terms of calls to the next layer's async_write_some function. No other operations except for message reading operations should be initiated on the stream after a close operation is started.

After beginning the closing handshake, the program should not write further message data, pings, or pongs. Instead, the program should continue reading message data until an error occurs. A read returning error::closed indicates a successful connection closure.





The reason for the close. If the close reason specifies a close code other than beast::websocket::close_code::none, the close frame is sent with the close code and optional reason string. Otherwise, the close frame is sent with no payload.


The completion handler to invoke when the operation completes. The implementation takes ownership of the handler by performing a decay-copy. The equivalent function signature of the handler must be:

void handler(
    error_code const & ec     // Result of operation

If the handler has an associated immediate executor, an immediate completion will be dispatched to it. Otherwise, the handler will not be invoked from within this function. Invocation of the handler will be performed by dispatching to the immediate executor. If no immediate executor is specified, this is equivalent to using net::post.

Per-Operation Cancellation

This asynchronous operation supports cancellation for the following net::cancellation_type values:

totalcancellation succeeds if the operation is suspended due to ongoing control operations such as a ping/pong.

terminal cancellation succeeds when supported by the underlying stream.


terminal cancellation will may close the underlying socket.

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