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GCHandle Structure

This API supports the .NET Framework infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

Provides a means for accessing a managed object from unmanaged memory.

Namespace:  System.Runtime.InteropServices
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public struct GCHandle

The GCHandle type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360IsAllocatedGets a value indicating whether the handle is allocated.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360TargetGets or sets the object this handle represents.
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  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360AddrOfPinnedObjectSecurity Critical. Retrieves the address of an object in a Pinned handle.
Public methodStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Alloc(Object)Security Critical. Allocates a Normal handle for the specified object.
Public methodStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Alloc(Object, GCHandleType)Security Critical. Allocates a handle of the specified type for the specified object.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360EqualsDetermines whether the specified GCHandle object is equal to the current GCHandle object. (Overrides ValueType.Equals(Object).)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360FinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360FreeSecurity Critical. Releases a GCHandle.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360GetHashCodeReturns an identifier for the current GCHandle object. (Overrides ValueType.GetHashCode().)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360GetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360MemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ToStringReturns the fully qualified type name of this instance. (Inherited from ValueType.)
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  NameDescription
Public operatorStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Explicit(GCHandle to IntPtr)A GCHandle is stored using an internal integer representation.
Public operatorStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Explicit(IntPtr to GCHandle)Security Critical. A GCHandle is stored using an internal integer representation.
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Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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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