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Marshal.GetStartComSlot Method

Gets the first slot in the virtual function table (v-table or VTBL) that contains user-defined methods.

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

public static int GetStartComSlot(
	Type t
)

Parameters

t
Type: System.Type
A type that represents an interface.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The first VTBL slot that contains user-defined methods. The first slot is 3 if the interface is based on IUnknown, and 7 if the interface is based on IDispatch.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

t is not visible from COM.

This method returns the zero-based v-table number for an interface or a class. When used on a class, the slot number that is returned refers to the class interface for the class. If the class interface is auto-dispatch, this method always returns -1 to indicate that the dispatch-only interface does not expose a v-table to managed clients. You can use GetStartComSlot and Marshal.GetEndComSlot in conjunction with Marshal.GetMethodInfoForComSlot to pass slots within a specified range. For additional information, see Introducing the Class Interface.

.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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