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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
public static Object[] GetObjectsForNativeVariants (
	IntPtr aSrcNativeVariant, 
	int cVars
public static function GetObjectsForNativeVariants (
	aSrcNativeVariant : IntPtr, 
	cVars : int
) : Object[]
Not applicable.



An IntPtr containing the first element of an array of COM VARIANTs.


The count of COM VARIANTs in aSrcNativeVariant.

Return Value

An object array corresponding to aSrcNativeVariant.

Exception typeCondition


cVars cannot be a negative number.

GetObjectsForNativeVariants returns an array of managed objects corresponding 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.


This method uses SecurityAction.LinkDemand to prevent it from being called from untrusted code; only the immediate caller is required to have SecurityPermissionAttribute.UnmanagedCode permission. If your code can be called from partially trusted code, do not pass user input to Marshal class methods without validation. For important limitations on using the LinkDemand member, see Demand vs. LinkDemand.

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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