[Mono-bugs] [Bug 79117][Nor] New - Marshal.StringToHGlobalAuto & PtrToStringAuto not working as expected

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Changed by gert.driesen at pandora.be.


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+Bug#: 79117
+Product: Mono: Runtime
+Version: 1.1
+OS Details: 
+Status: NEW   
+Priority: Normal
+Component: interop
+AssignedTo: mono-bugs at ximian.com                            
+ReportedBy: gert.driesen at pandora.be               
+QAContact: mono-bugs at ximian.com
+TargetMilestone: ---
+Summary: Marshal.StringToHGlobalAuto & PtrToStringAuto not working as expected
+Mono's StringToHGlobalAuto and PtrToStringAuto methods of the Marshal 
+class do not work correctly when interacting with the win32 API.
+To reproduce:
+1. Extract the attached zip file.
+2. Compile test.cs.
+3. Run test.exe (on Windows).
+Expected result:
+The following text is output on the console:
+Windows saved user drieseng registry while an application or service was 
+still using the registry during log off. The memory used by the user's 
+registry has not been freed. The registry will be unloaded when it is no 
+longer in use.
+This is often caused by services running as a user account, try 
+configuring the services to run in either the LocalService or 
+NetworkService account."
+Note: the first number is the number of bytes returned by the 
+FormatMessage API, while the second number is the length of the string 
+after converting the pointer to a managed string using 
+Actual result:

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