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Marshal.FreeBSTR Method

Frees a BSTR using the COM SysFreeString function.

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

public static void FreeBSTR(
	IntPtr ptr
)

Parameters

ptr
Type: System.IntPtr
The address of the BSTR to be freed.

Like Marshal.FreeCoTaskMem and Marshal.FreeHGlobal, you can use this method to deallocate memory. FreeBSTR calls the COM SysFreeString function, which frees memory allocated by any of the following unmanaged methods: SysAllocString, SysAllocStringByteLen, SysAllocStringLen, SysReAllocString, SysReAllocStringLen. You can call unmanaged methods such as these with platform invoke. For details, see Consuming Unmanaged DLL Functions.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

  • SecurityCriticalAttribute 

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

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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