Interlocked.CompareExchange Method (Int32%, Int32, Int32)

Compares two 32-bit signed integers for equality and, if they are equal, replaces one of the values.

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

public static int CompareExchange(
	ref int location1,
	int value,
	int comparand


Type: System.Int32%
The destination whose value is compared with comparand and possibly replaced.
Type: System.Int32
The value that replaces the destination value if the comparison results in equality.
Type: System.Int32
The value that is compared to the value at location1.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The original value in location1.


The address of location1 is a null pointer.

If comparand and the value in location1 are equal, then value is stored in location1. Otherwise, no operation is performed. The comparison and the exchange are performed as an atomic operation. The return value of CompareExchange is the original value in location1, whether or not the exchange takes place.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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