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OpCodes.Ldnull Field

Pushes a null reference (type O) onto the evaluation stack.

Namespace:  System.Reflection.Emit
Assemblies:   mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
  System.Reflection.Primitives (in System.Reflection.Primitives.dll)

public static readonly OpCode Ldnull

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

14

ldnull

push a null reference onto the stack

The stack transitional behavior, in sequential order, is:

  1. A null object reference is pushed onto the stack.

ldnull pushes a null reference (type O) on the stack. This is used to initialize locations before they are populated with data, or when they become deprecated.

ldnull provides a null reference that is size-independent.

The following Emit method overload can use the ldnull opcode:

  • ILGenerator.Emit(OpCode)

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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