UIntPtr.Subtract Method

July 28, 2014

Subtracts an offset from the value of an unsigned pointer.

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

public static UIntPtr Subtract(
	UIntPtr pointer,
	int offset
)

Parameters

pointer
Type: System.UIntPtr
The unsigned pointer to subtract the offset from.
offset
Type: System.Int32
The offset to subtract.

Return Value

Type: System.UIntPtr
A new unsigned pointer that reflects the subtraction of offset from pointer.

The Subtract method does not throw an exception if the result is too small to represent as a pointer on the specified platform. Instead, the subtraction operation is performed in an unchecked context.

Languages that do not support operator overloading or custom operators can use this method to subtract an offset from the value of an unsigned pointer.

The following example instantiates an IntPtr object that points to the end of a ten-element array, and then calls the Subtract method to iterate the elements in the array in reverse order.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0

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