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SafeBuffer.Initialize<T> Method (UInt32)

Defines the allocation size of the memory region by specifying the number of value types. You must call this method before you use the SafeBuffer instance.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

public void Initialize<T>(
	uint numElements
where T : struct, new()

Type Parameters


The value type to allocate memory for.


Type: System.UInt32
The number of elements of the value type to allocate memory for.


numElements is less than zero.


numElements multiplied by the size of each element is greater than the available address space.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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