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EnumerableToDispatchMarshaler Class

Marshals the COM IDispatch interface to the .NET Framework IEnumerable interface, and vice versa.

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

public class EnumerableToDispatchMarshaler : ICustomMarshaler

This custom marshaler marshals IDispatch to IEnumerable and marshals IEnumerable to IDispatch when a member with a DISPID of -4 exists. When you use the Type Library Importer (Tlbimp.exe) to create a class that implements IEnumerable , the CLR uses this custom marshaler automatically to bridge COM enumerators and .NET enumerators. Calling GetEnumerator results in IDispatch.Invoke being called with a DISPID of -4, and vice versa.


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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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