Executes one-time method setup tasks without calling the method.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Setup tasks provide early initialization and are performed automatically when the target method is invoked. First-time tasks include the following:
Verifying that the platform invoke metadata is correctly formatted.
Verifying that all the managed types are valid parameters of platform invoke functions.
Locating and loading the unmanaged DLL into the process.
Locating the entry point in the process.
Calling on a method outside of platform invoke has no effect. To execute setup tasks on all platform invoke methods in a type, use Marshal.PrelinkAll.
requires full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted or transparent code.
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.