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OpCodes.Refanyval Field

Retrieves the address (type &) embedded in a typed reference.

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

public static readonly OpCode Refanyval

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

C2 < T >

refanyval type

Pushes the address stored in a typed reference.

The stack transitional behavior, in sequential order, is:

  1. A value type reference is pushed onto the stack.

  2. The typed reference is popped from the stack and the corresponding address retrieved.

  3. The address is pushed onto the stack.

A typed reference contains a type token and an address to an object instance.

The refanyval instruction retrieves the address embedded in the a typed reference. The type embedded in the typed reference supplied on the stack must match the type specified by type (a metadata token, either a typedef or a typeref). See the Mkrefany instruction for related content.

InvalidCastException is thrown if type is not identical to the type stored in the type reference (in this case, type is the class supplied to the Mkrefany instruction that constructed said typed reference).

TypeLoadException is thrown if type cannot be found.

The following Emit method overload can use the refanyval opcode:

  • ILGenerator.Emit(OpCode, Type)

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, 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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