ReadInt32 Method (IntPtr, Int32)

Marshal.ReadInt32 Method (IntPtr, Int32)


Reads a 32-bit signed integer at a given offset from unmanaged memory.

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

static member ReadInt32 : 
        ptr:nativeint *
        ofs:int -> int


Type: System.IntPtr

The base address in unmanaged memory from which to read.

Type: System.Int32

An additional byte offset, which is added to the ptr parameter before reading.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32

The 32-bit signed integer read from unmanaged memory.

Exception Condition

Base address (ptr) plus offset byte (ofs) produces a null or invalid address.

ReadInt32 enables direct interaction with an unmanaged 32-bit signed array, eliminating the expense of copying an entire unmanaged array (using Marshal.Copy) to a separate managed array before reading its element values.

Reading from unaligned memory locations is supported.

The following example demonstrates how to read and write to an unmanaged array using the ReadInt32 and WriteInt32methods.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

The following example demonstrates how to use the ReadInt32 method to read the value of an unmanaged int variable.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Runtime::InteropServices;

void main()
    // Create an unmanaged int pointer.
    int * myVal;
    int tmp = 42;
    // Initialize it to another value.
    myVal = &tmp;

    // Read value as a managed Int32.
    Int32 ^ myManagedVal = Marshal::ReadInt32((IntPtr) myVal, 0);

    // Display the value to the console.


requires full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted or transparent code.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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