SHFree function

[This function is available through Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows Server 2003. It might be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions of Windows. Use CoTaskMemFree instead.]

Frees the memory allocated by SHAlloc.


void SHFree(
  void *pv



Type: void*

A pointer to the memory allocated by SHAlloc.

Return Value

This function does not return a value.


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header shlobj_core.h (include Shlobj.h)
Library Shell32.lib
DLL Shell32.dll (version 5.0 or later)