Marshal.GetObjectForNativeVariant Method

Converts a COM VARIANT to an object.

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

public static Object GetObjectForNativeVariant (
	IntPtr pSrcNativeVariant
public static Object GetObjectForNativeVariant (
	IntPtr pSrcNativeVariant
public static function GetObjectForNativeVariant (
	pSrcNativeVariant : IntPtr
) : Object



An IntPtr containing a COM VARIANT.

Return Value

An object corresponding to the pSrcNativeVariant parameter.

Exception typeCondition


pSrcNativeVariant is not a valid VARIANT type.


pSrcNativeVariant has an unsupported type.

GetObjectForNativeVariant returns a managed object corresponding to a raw pointer to an unmanaged VARIANT type. The interop marshaler performs the identical transformation when exposing a VARIANT type to managed code. GetObjectForNativeVariant provides the opposite functionality of Marshal.GetNativeVariantForObject.


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 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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