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EnumeratorToEnumVariantMarshaler Class

Marshals the COM IEnumVARIANT interface to the .NET Framework IEnumerator interface, and vice versa.

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

public class EnumeratorToEnumVariantMarshaler : ICustomMarshaler

This custom marshaler marshals IEnumVARIANT to IEnumerator and marshals IEnumerator to IEnumVARIANT. The CLR automatically uses this class to bridge COM enumerators and .NET enumerators. The IEnumerator type returned by the GetEnumerator method in the imported COM class uses EnumeratorToEnumVariantMarshaler to map the calls to the IEnumVARIANT interface pointer returned by the COM object's member with a DISPID of -4.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0