Marshal.GetIUnknownForObjectInContext Method (Object)


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Returns an IUnknown interface from a managed object, if the caller is in the same context as that object.

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

Public Shared Function GetIUnknownForObjectInContext (
	o As Object
) As IntPtr


Type: System.Object

The object whose IUnknown interface is requested.

Return Value

Type: System.IntPtr

The IUnknown pointer for the specified object, or null if the caller is not in the same context as the specified object.

This method is the same as GetIUnknownForObject except that it returns null if the caller is not in the same context as the object.

The following example demonstrates how to retrieve an IUnknown interface for a managed object using the GetIUnknownForObjectInContext method.

Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices

Module Program

    Sub Run()

        ' Dim an Integer object
        Dim IntegerObject As Integer = 1

        ' Dim a pointer
        Dim pointer As IntPtr

        Console.WriteLine("Calling Marshal.GetIUnknownForObjectInContext...")

        ' Get the IUnKnown pointer for the Integer object
        pointer = Marshal.GetIUnknownForObjectInContext(IntegerObject)

        Console.WriteLine("Calling Marshal.Release...")

        ' Always call Marshal.Release to decrement the reference count.

    End Sub

    Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)


    End Sub

End Module


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

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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