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Marshal.IsComObject Method

Indicates whether a specified object represents a COM object.

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

public static bool IsComObject(
	Object o
)

Parameters

o
Type: System.Object
The object to check.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the o parameter is a COM type; otherwise, false.

IsComObject returns true if the class type of the instance is attributed with System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComImportAttribute or if it derives directly or indirectly from a class attributed with ComImportAttribute. The Tlbimp.exe (Type Library Importer) tool applies this attribute for you when it imports a type library.

Two other methods also determine whether a specified object represents a COM object, but the requirements for returning true differ from this method's requirements. Type.IsImport returns true if the class (or interface) is attributed with ComImportAttribute directly; it does not return true for derived types. RegistrationServices.TypeRepresentsComType returns true if the type is attributed with ComImportAttribute or derives from a type with the same GUID.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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