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Marshal.PtrToStringUni Method (IntPtr)

Allocates a managed String and copies all characters up to the first null character from an unmanaged Unicode string into it.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Function PtrToStringUni ( _
	ptr As IntPtr _
) As String

Parameters

ptr
Type: System.IntPtr

The address of the first character of the unmanaged string.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A managed string that holds a copy of the unmanaged string if the value of the ptr parameter is not Nothing; otherwise, this method returns Nothing.

PtrToStringUni is useful for custom marshaling or for use when mixing managed and unmanaged code. Because this method creates a copy of the unmanaged string's contents, you must free the original string as appropriate. This method provides the opposite functionality of the Marshal.StringToCoTaskMemUni and Marshal.StringToHGlobalUni methods.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

  • SecurityCriticalAttribute 

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

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