Marshal.BindToMoniker Method

Gets an interface pointer identified by the specified moniker.

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

Public Shared Function BindToMoniker ( _
	monikerName As String _
) As Object
Dim monikerName As String
Dim returnValue As Object

returnValue = Marshal.BindToMoniker(monikerName)
public static Object BindToMoniker (
	String monikerName
public static function BindToMoniker (
	monikerName : String
) : Object
Not applicable.



The moniker corresponding to the desired interface pointer.

Return Value

An object containing a reference to the interface pointer identified by the monikerName parameter. A moniker is a name, and in this case, the moniker is defined by an interface.

Exception typeCondition


An unrecognized HRESULT was returned by the unmanaged BindToMoniker method.

Marshal.BindToMoniker exposes the BindToMoniker COM API method, which produces an object that you can cast to any COM interface you require. This method provides the same functionality as the GetObject method in Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual Basic 2005. For additional information about the BindToMoniker COM method, see the MSDN Library.


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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