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Reads data from a stream, without locking other threads.

size_t _fread_nolock( 
   void *buffer,
   size_t size,
   size_t count,
   FILE *stream 



Storage location for data.


Item size in bytes.


Maximum number of items to be read.


Pointer to the FILE structure.

This function is a non-locking version of fread. It is identical to fread except that it is not protected from interference by other threads. It might be faster because it does not incur the overhead of locking out other threads. Use this function only in thread-safe contexts such as single-threaded applications or where the calling scope already handles thread isolation.

Function Required header Compatibility



ANSI, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003

For more compatibility information, see Compatibility in the Introduction.