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IsVolatile Class

Marks a field as volatile. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace:  System.Runtime.CompilerServices
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public static class IsVolatile

IsVolatile is used only in custom modifiers of method signatures to indicate that the field it marks is volatile. Any compiler that imports metadata with one or more fields marked as volatile must use instructions prefixed with volatile. to access such fields.

The classes in System.Runtime.CompilerServices are for compiler writers' use only.

Compilers emit custom modifiers within metadata to change the way that the just-in-time (JIT) compiler handles values when the default behavior is not appropriate. When the JIT compiler encounters a custom modifier, it handles the value in the way that the modifier specifies. Compilers can apply custom modifiers to methods, parameters, and return values. The JIT compiler must respond to required modifiers but can ignore optional modifiers. A C++ compiler could emit a custom modifier to describe how a byte should be treated in cases where the JIT compiler treats bytes in a manner that is not compatible with C++ by default.

You can emit custom modifiers into metadata using one of the following techniques:

System.Object
  System.Runtime.CompilerServices.IsVolatile

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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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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