Frees a block of memory allocated by the unmanaged COM task memory allocator.
(in System.Runtime.InteropServices.dll) mscorlib
static void FreeCoTaskMem(
- Type: System::IntPtr
The address of the memory to be freed.
You can use FreeCoTaskMem to free any memory allocated by AllocCoTaskMem, ReAllocCoTaskMem, or any equivalent unmanaged method. If the ptr parameter is nullptr, the method does nothing.
FreeCoTaskMem exposes the COM CoTaskMemFree function, which frees all bytes so that you can no longer use the memory that the ptr parameter points to.
In addition to FreeCoTaskMem, the Marshal class provides two other memory-deallocation methods: DestroyStructure and FreeHGlobal.
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
.NET for Windows Phone apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8
Portable Class Library
Supported in: Portable Class Library