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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)

public function AddrOfPinnedObject() : IntPtr

Return Value

Type: System.IntPtr
The address of the of the Pinned object as an IntPtr.

ExceptionCondition
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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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