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Compiler Error CS0208 

Error Message

Cannot take the address of, get the size of, or declare a pointer to a managed type ('type')

Even when used with the unsafe keyword, taking the address of a managed object, getting the size of a managed object, or declaring a pointer to a managed type is not allowed. For more information, see Unsafe Code and Pointers (C# Programming Guide).


The following sample generates CS0208:

// CS0208.cs
// compile with: /unsafe

class S
    public int a = 98;

public class MyClass
    unsafe public static int Main()
        S s = new S();  // S is managed
        S * s2 = &s;    // CS0208
        return 1;
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