[Mono-list] Marshaling string on Windows returns Garbage??

Robert Jordan robertj at gmx.net
Tue Mar 13 17:35:09 UTC 2012

On 13.03.2012 12:48, efontana wrote:
> My code (on Windows) uses CoTaskMemAlloc to allocate the string and strcpy
> it into the buffer.
> However, instead of returning "test" it returns eight question marks
> "????????" usually when
> I see things like this its a ANSI / Unicode problem.  My C++ host app is not
> using Unicode.
> I tried using the CharSet=Ansi but it made no difference, on Linux I'm using
> strdup and the code
> works perfectly, any pointers?
> http://pastebin.com/vRBuL6A9

This is a bug in Mono 2-10 that seems to be fixed in git master.

Repro: http://pastie.org/3586442

Does anyone remember which patch is fixing the issue?


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