Frees a block of memory allocated by the unmanaged COM task memory allocator.
Public Shared Sub FreeCoTaskMem ( _
ptr As IntPtr _
Parameters ptr Type: System .IntPtr
The address of the memory to be freed.
You can use
to free any memory allocated by FreeCoTaskMem , AllocCoTaskMem , or any equivalent unmanaged method. If the ReAllocCoTaskMem ptr parameter is , the method does nothing. Nothing exposes the COM FreeCoTaskMem CoTaskMemFree function, which frees all bytes so that you can no longer use the memory that the ptr parameter points to.
In addition to
, the FreeCoTaskMem class provides two other memory-deallocation methods: Marshal and DestroyStructure . FreeHGlobal .NET Framework
Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
.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
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.