Frees memory previously allocated from the unmanaged memory of the process.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
exposes the LocalFree function from Kernel32.DLL, which frees all bytes so that you can no longer use the memory pointed to by hglobal.
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition Platform Note: Passing an invalid handle value to causes an ArgumentException.
The following example demonstrates calling the method. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the Marshal class.
The following example demonstrates how to convert the contents of a managed String class to unmanaged memory and then dispose of the unmanaged memory when done.
.NET FrameworkSupported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
.NET Framework Client ProfileSupported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
Portable Class LibrarySupported in: Portable Class Library
.NET for Windows Store appsSupported in: Windows 8
.NET for Windows Phone appsSupported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8
requires full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted or transparent code.
Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 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.