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FieldOffsetAttribute Class

Indicates the physical position of fields within the unmanaged representation of a class or structure.

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.Runtime.InteropServices.FieldOffsetAttribute

Namespace:  System.Runtime.InteropServices
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Field, Inherited = false)]
public sealed class FieldOffsetAttribute : Attribute

The FieldOffsetAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkFieldOffsetAttributeInitializes a new instance of the FieldOffsetAttribute class with the offset in the structure to the beginning of the field.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyTypeIdWhen implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkValueGets the offset from the beginning of the structure to the beginning of the field.
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  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkEqualsInfrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodIsDefaultAttributeWhen overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkMatchWhen overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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  NameDescription
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetIDsOfNamesMaps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetTypeInfoRetrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCountRetrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.InvokeProvides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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You can apply this attribute to fields.

This attribute is used when System.Runtime.InteropServices.StructLayoutAttribute, with LayoutKind.Explicit passed to its constructor, is applied to a class or structure to specify the offset of each non- static or constant member within the unmanaged representation of that class or structure.

The following example demonstrates how to apply the FieldOffsetAttribute to members of a class with an explicit layout.


[StructLayout(LayoutKind.Explicit)]
public class SYSTEM_INFO
{
[FieldOffset(0)] public ulong OemId;
[FieldOffset(8)] public ulong PageSize;
[FieldOffset(16)] public ulong ActiveProcessorMask;
[FieldOffset(24)] public ulong NumberOfProcessors;
[FieldOffset(32)] public ulong ProcessorType;
}


For a larger example, see the System.Runtime.InteropServices.StructLayoutAttribute class.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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