IntPtr.Zero Field

July 28, 2014

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 readonly IntPtr Zero

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

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

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Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

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