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IntPtr and fixed


Hi All

Is IntPtr a managed or unmanaged data type in c#

Do I need to be doing
Intptr = IPtr
fixed(void * ptr = (void *)IPtr
....
to avoid relocation? or can I use

void *ptr = (void *)Iptr without fixed

thank yo
vipin
Nov 15 '05 #1
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Is IntPtr a managed or unmanaged data type in c#?
Managed. C# only produces managed code, you can't have any unmanaged
types.

Do I need to be doing
Intptr = IPtr;
fixed(void * ptr = (void *)IPtr )
{
....
}

to avoid relocation? or can I use
void *ptr = (void *)Iptr without fixed?

Most likely no, but it depends on what the IntPtr is pointing at. I
assume you wouldn't have an IntPtr pointing to something managed
unless you had already pinned it. The first piece of code won't work
though.

Mattias

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Nov 15 '05 #2
IntPtr points to a View returned by calling DLLImport MapViewOfFIle from kernel32.dll

I am compiling the code with /unsafe switch

vipin
Nov 15 '05 #3
IntPtr points to a View returned by calling DLLImport MapViewOfFIle from kernel32.dll.


Then there's no need to pin anything. The handle refers to an
unmanaged resource that's not affected by the GC anyway.

Mattias

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Nov 15 '05 #4

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