Alloc CoTask Mem(Int32) Method
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Allocates a block of memory of specified size from the COM task memory allocator.
public: static IntPtr AllocCoTaskMem(int cb);
[System.Security.SecurityCritical] public static IntPtr AllocCoTaskMem (int cb);
public static IntPtr AllocCoTaskMem (int cb);
[<System.Security.SecurityCritical>] static member AllocCoTaskMem : int -> nativeint
static member AllocCoTaskMem : int -> nativeint
Public Shared Function AllocCoTaskMem (cb As Integer) As IntPtr
The size of the block of memory to be allocated.
An integer representing the address of the block of memory allocated. This memory must be released with FreeCoTaskMem(IntPtr).
There is insufficient memory to satisfy the request.
AllocCoTaskMem is one of two memory allocation API methods in the Marshal class. (Marshal.AllocHGlobal is the other.) The initial memory content returned is undefined, and the allocated memory can be larger than the requested number of bytes. This method exposes the COM CoTaskMemAlloc function, which is referred to as the COM task memory allocator.