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GCHandle.AddrOfPinnedObject Method

Retrieves the address of an object in a Pinned handle.

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

'Declaration
Public Function AddrOfPinnedObject As IntPtr
'Usage
Dim instance As GCHandle
Dim returnValue As IntPtr

returnValue = instance.AddrOfPinnedObject
public IntPtr AddrOfPinnedObject ()
public function AddrOfPinnedObject () : IntPtr

Return Value

The address of the of the Pinned object as an IntPtr.

Exception typeCondition

InvalidOperationException

The handle is any type other than Pinned.

This method is used to get a stable pointer to the object. Pinning an object prevents the garbage collector from moving it around in memory, thereby reducing the efficiency of the garbage collector.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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