asio C++ library


async_write (4 of 6 overloads)

Start an asynchronous operation to write a certain amount of data to a stream.

    typename AsyncWriteStream,
    typename DynamicBufferSequence,
    typename CompletionCondition,
    typename WriteHandler>
void-or-deduced async_write(
    AsyncWriteStream & s,
    DynamicBufferSequence && buffers,
    CompletionCondition completion_condition,
    WriteHandler && handler,
    typename enable_if< is_dynamic_buffer_sequence< DynamicBufferSequence >::value >::type *  = 0);

This function is used to asynchronously write a certain number of bytes of data to a stream. The function call always returns immediately. The asynchronous operation will continue until one of the following conditions is true:

This operation is implemented in terms of zero or more calls to the stream's async_write_some function, and is known as a composed operation. The program must ensure that the stream performs no other write operations (such as async_write, the stream's async_write_some function, or any other composed operations that perform writes) until this operation completes.



The stream to which the data is to be written. The type must support the AsyncWriteStream concept.


The dynamic buffer sequence from which data will be written. 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. Successfully written data is automatically consumed from the buffers.


The function object to be called to determine whether the write operation is complete. The signature of the function object must be:

std::size_t completion_condition(
  // Result of latest async_write_some operation.
  const asio::error_code& error,

  // Number of bytes transferred so far.
  std::size_t bytes_transferred

A return value of 0 indicates that the write operation is complete. A non-zero return value indicates the maximum number of bytes to be written on the next call to the stream's async_write_some function.


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

void handler(
  const asio::error_code& error, // Result of operation.

  std::size_t bytes_transferred           // Number of bytes written from the
                                          // buffers. If an error occurred,
                                          // this will be less than the sum
                                          // of the buffer sizes.

Regardless of whether the asynchronous operation completes immediately or not, the handler will not be invoked from within this function. Invocation of the handler will be performed in a manner equivalent to using asio::io_service::post().