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Marshal.WriteInt16 Method (IntPtr, Int16)

Writes a 16-bit integer value to unmanaged memory.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Sub WriteInt16 ( _
	ptr As IntPtr, _
	val As Short _
)

Parameters

ptr
Type: System.IntPtr

The address in unmanaged memory to write to.

val
Type: System.Int16

The value to write.

ExceptionCondition
AccessViolationException

ptr is not a recognized format.

-or-

ptr is Nothing.

-or-

ptr is invalid.

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.

The following example demonstrates how to read and write to an unmanaged array using the ReadInt16 and WriteInt16 methods.

Sub ReadWriteInt16()
    ' Allocate unmanaged memory.  
    Dim elementSize As Integer = 2
    Dim unmanagedArray As IntPtr = Marshal.AllocHGlobal(10 * elementSize)

    ' Set the 10 elements of the C-style unmanagedArray 
    For i As Integer = 0 To 9
        Marshal.WriteInt16(unmanagedArray, i * elementSize, CType(i + 1, Int16))
    Next i
    Console.WriteLine("Unmanaged memory written.")

    Console.WriteLine("Reading unmanaged memory:")
    ' Print the 10 elements of the C-style unmanagedArray 
    For i As Integer = 0 To 9
        Console.WriteLine(Marshal.ReadInt16(unmanagedArray, i * elementSize))
    Next i

    Marshal.FreeHGlobal(unmanagedArray)

    Console.WriteLine("Done. Press Enter to continue.")
    Console.ReadLine()
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

  • SecurityCriticalAttribute 

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

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