WriteInt16 Method (Object, Int32, Char)

Marshal.WriteInt16 Method (Object, Int32, Char)

Writes a 16-bit signed integer value to unmanaged memory.

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

[SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Flags = SecurityPermissionFlag.UnmanagedCode)]
public static void WriteInt16(
	Object ptr,
	int ofs,
	char val


Type: System.Object

The base address in unmanaged memory of the target object.

Type: System.Int32

An additional byte offset, added to the ptr parameter before writing.

Type: System.Char

The value to write.


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


ptr is an ArrayWithOffset object. This method does not accept ArrayWithOffset parameters.

WriteInt16 enables direct interaction with an unmanaged 16-bit signed array, eliminating the expense of copying an entire unmanaged array (using Marshal.Copy) to a separate managed array before setting its element values.

Writing to unaligned memory locations is supported.


This method uses SecurityAction.LinkDemand to prevent it from being called from untrusted code; only the immediate caller is required to have SecurityPermissionAttribute.UnmanagedCode permission. If your code can be called from partially trusted code, do not pass user input to Marshal class methods without validation. For important limitations on using the LinkDemand member, see Demand vs. LinkDemand.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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