.FreeCoTaskMem Method (IntPtr)
.NET Framework (current version)
Frees a block of memory allocated by the unmanaged COM task memory allocator.
mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
static member FreeCoTaskMem :
ptr: nativeint -> unit
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 null, 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. SecurityCriticalAttribute
requires full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted or transparent code.
Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
portable .NET platforms Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 8.0
Available since 8.1
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