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OpCodes.Ldelema Field

Loads the address of the array element at a specified array index onto the top of the evaluation stack as type & (managed pointer).

Namespace:  System.Reflection.Emit
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static readonly OpCode Ldelema

The following table lists the instruction's hexadecimal and Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL) assembly format, along with a brief reference summary:

Format

Assembly Format

Description

8F < T >

ldelema class

Loads the address of the array element at index onto the top of the evaluation stack as type & (managed pointer).

The stack transitional behavior, in sequential order, is:

  1. An object reference array is pushed onto the stack.

  2. An index value index is pushed onto the stack.

  3. index and array are popped from the stack; the address stored at position index in array is looked up.

  4. The address is pushed onto the stack.

The ldelema is used to retrieve the address of an object at a particular index in an array of objects (of type class). The ldelema instruction loads the address of the value at index index (type native int) in the zero-based one-dimensional array array and places it on the top of the stack. Arrays are objects and hence represented by a value of type O. The value must be of type class passed with the instruction.

The return value for ldelema is a managed pointer (type &).

Note that integer values of less than 4 bytes are extended to int32 (not native int) when they are loaded onto the evaluation stack.

NullReferenceException is thrown if array is a null reference.

ArrayTypeMismatchException is thrown if array does not hold elements of the required type.

IndexOutOfRangeException is thrown if index is negative, or larger than the bound of array.

The following Emit method overload can use the ldelema opcode:

  • ILGenerator.Emit(OpCode, Type)

.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.

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