This documentation is archived and is not being maintained.

Marshal.GetObjectsForNativeVariants Method

Converts an array of COM VARIANTs to an array of objects.

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

public static Object[] GetObjectsForNativeVariants(
	IntPtr aSrcNativeVariant,
	int cVars


Type: System.IntPtr
A pointer to the first element of an array of COM VARIANTs.
Type: System.Int32
The count of COM VARIANTs in aSrcNativeVariant.

Return Value

Type: System.Object[]
An object array that corresponds to aSrcNativeVariant.


cVars is a negative number.

GetObjectsForNativeVariants returns an array of managed objects that corresponds to a raw pointer to a C-style array of unmanaged VARIANT types. The interop marshaler performs the identical transformation when exposing a VARIANT type to managed code. The method returns an empty array when the cVars parameter is 0.

The object array (the return value) gets garbage collected as usual. The unmanaged input array or individual VARIANTs in the input array are not freed. Therefore it is your responsibility to free them as appropriate.

.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

  • SecurityCriticalAttribute 

    requires full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted or transparent code.

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.