Platform Invoke Examples
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Platform Invoke Examples


The following examples demonstrate how to define and call the MessageBox function in User32.dll, passing a simple string as an argument. In the examples, the field is set to Auto to let the target platform determine the character width and string marshaling.frlrfSystemRuntimeInteropServicesDllImportAttributeClassCharSetTopic

The same example appears in Visual Basic, C#, and C++. To show all examples, click the Language Filter button in the upper-left corner of the page. For additional examples, see Marshaling Data with Platform Invoke.

using System.Runtime.InteropServices;

public class Win32 {
     [DllImport("user32.dll", CharSet=CharSet.Auto)]
     public static extern IntPtr MessageBox(int hWnd, String text, 
                     String caption, uint type);

public class HelloWorld {
    public static void Main() {
       Win32.MessageBox(0, "Hello World", "Platform Invoke Sample", 0);

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