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Detaches the encapsulated VARIANT object from this _variant_t object.

VARIANT Detach( );  

The encapsulated VARIANT.

Extracts and returns the encapsulated VARIANT, then clears this _variant_t object without destroying it. This member function removes the VARIANT from encapsulation and sets the VARTYPE of this _variant_t object to VT_EMPTY. It is up to you to release the returned VARIANT by calling the VariantClear function.

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_variant_t Class