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UIntPtr::Zero Field

A read-only field that represents a pointer or handle that has been initialized to zero.

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

public:
static initonly UIntPtr Zero

The value of this field is not equivalent to nullptr. Use this field to efficiently determine whether an instance of UIntPtr has been set to a value other than zero.

For example, assume the variable, uip, is an instance of UIntPtr. You can determine if it has been set by comparing it to the value returned by a constructor, for example: " if uip != new UIntPtr(0)... ". However, invoking a constructor to get an unintialized pointer is inefficient. It is better to code either " if uip != UIntPtr.Zero... ", or " if !UIntPtr.Zero.Equals(uip)... ".

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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.

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