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BStrWrapper Class

Marshals data of type VT_BSTR from managed to unmanaged code. This class cannot be inherited.

System.Object
  System.Runtime.InteropServices.BStrWrapper

Namespace:  System.Runtime.InteropServices
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[SerializableAttribute]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public sealed class BStrWrapper

The BStrWrapper type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsBStrWrapper(Object)Initializes a new instance of the BStrWrapper class with the specified Object object.
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsBStrWrapper(String)Initializes a new instance of the BStrWrapper class with the specified String object.
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  NameDescription
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsWrappedObjectGets the wrapped String object to marshal as type VT_BSTR.
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  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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The BStrWrapper class controls how the wrapped object is marshaled when passed as VARIANT. You can wrap a String object in a BStrWrapper object to marshal it as VT_BSTR. BStrWrapper is useful when passing a null string to unmanaged code. Without BStrWrapper, a null string is passed as VT_EMPTY; however, wrapping the string with BStrWrapper ensures that the null string is passed as VT_BSTR.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

Obsolete (compiler warning) in Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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