VarEnum Enumeration

 

Indicates how to marshal the array elements when an array is marshaled from managed to unmanaged code as a UnmanagedType.SafeArray.

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

[SerializableAttribute]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public enum VarEnum

Member nameDescription
VT_ARRAY

Indicates a SAFEARRAY pointer.

VT_BLOB

Indicates length prefixed bytes.

VT_BLOB_OBJECT

Indicates that a blob contains an object.

VT_BOOL

Indicates a Boolean value.

VT_BSTR

Indicates a BSTR string.

VT_BYREF

Indicates that a value is a reference.

VT_CARRAY

Indicates a C style array.

VT_CF

Indicates the clipboard format.

VT_CLSID

Indicates a class ID.

VT_CY

Indicates a currency value.

VT_DATE

Indicates a DATE value.

VT_DECIMAL

Indicates a decimal value.

VT_DISPATCH

Indicates an IDispatch pointer.

VT_EMPTY

Indicates that a value was not specified.

VT_ERROR

Indicates an SCODE.

VT_FILETIME

Indicates a FILETIME value.

VT_HRESULT

Indicates an HRESULT.

VT_I1

Indicates a char value.

VT_I2

Indicates a short integer.

VT_I4

Indicates a long integer.

VT_I8

Indicates a 64-bit integer.

VT_INT

Indicates an integer value.

VT_LPSTR

Indicates a null-terminated string.

VT_LPWSTR

Indicates a wide string terminated by null.

VT_NULL

Indicates a null value, similar to a null value in SQL.

VT_PTR

Indicates a pointer type.

VT_R4

Indicates a float value.

VT_R8

Indicates a double value.

VT_RECORD

Indicates a user defined type.

VT_SAFEARRAY

Indicates a SAFEARRAY. Not valid in a VARIANT.

VT_STORAGE

Indicates that the name of a storage follows.

VT_STORED_OBJECT

Indicates that a storage contains an object.

VT_STREAM

Indicates that the name of a stream follows.

VT_STREAMED_OBJECT

Indicates that a stream contains an object.

VT_UI1

Indicates a byte.

VT_UI2

Indicates an unsignedshort.

VT_UI4

Indicates an unsignedlong.

VT_UI8

Indicates an 64-bit unsigned integer.

VT_UINT

Indicates an unsigned integer value.

VT_UNKNOWN

Indicates an IUnknown pointer.

VT_USERDEFINED

Indicates a user defined type.

VT_VARIANT

Indicates a VARIANT far pointer.

VT_VECTOR

Indicates a simple, counted array.

VT_VOID

Indicates a C style void.

Used with System.Runtime.InteropServices.MarshalAsAttribute to explicitly control the element type of the SafeArray.

using System;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;

namespace MyModule
{
	// If you do not have a type library for an interface
	// you can redeclare it using ComImportAttribute.

	// This is how the interface would look in an idl file.

	//[
	//object,
	//uuid("73EB4AF8-BE9C-4b49-B3A4-24F4FF657B26"),
	//dual,	helpstring("IMyStorage Interface"),
	//pointer_default(unique)
	//]
	//interface IMyStorage : IDispatch
	//{
	//	[id(1)]
	//	HRESULT GetItem([in] BSTR bstrName, [out, retval] IDispatch ** ppItem);
	//	[id(2)]
	//	HRESULT GetItems([in] BSTR bstrLocation, [out] SAFEARRAY(VARIANT)* pItems);
	//	[id(3)]
	//	HRESULT GetItemDescriptions([in] BSTR bstrLocation, [out] SAFEARRAY(VARIANT) ** ppItems);
	//	[id(4), propget]
	//	HRESULT get_IsEmpty([out, retval] BOOL * pfEmpty);
	//};

	// This is the managed declaration.

	[ComImport]
	[Guid("73EB4AF8-BE9C-4b49-B3A4-24F4FF657B26")]
	public interface IMyStorage  
	{
		[DispId(1)]
		[return : MarshalAs( UnmanagedType.Interface )]
		Object GetItem( [In, MarshalAs( UnmanagedType.BStr )] String bstrName );

		[DispId(2)]
		void GetItems( [In, MarshalAs( UnmanagedType.BStr )] String bstrLocation, 
			[Out, MarshalAs( UnmanagedType.SafeArray, 
					  SafeArraySubType = VarEnum.VT_VARIANT )] out Object[] Items );


		[DispId(3)]
		void GetItemDescriptions( [In] String bstrLocation, 
			[In, Out, MarshalAs( UnmanagedType.SafeArray )] ref Object[] varDescriptions );

		bool IsEmpty 
		{
			[DispId(4)]
			[return : MarshalAs( UnmanagedType.VariantBool )]
			get;
		}
	}
}

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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