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Marshal.ReadInt32 Method (IntPtr)

Reads a 32-bit signed integer from unmanaged memory.

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

public static int ReadInt32(
	IntPtr ptr
)

Parameters

ptr
Type: System.IntPtr

The address in unmanaged memory from which to read.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The 32-bit signed integer read from unmanaged memory.

ExceptionCondition
AccessViolationException

ptr is not a recognized format.

-or-

ptr is null.

-or-

ptr is invalid.

ReadInt32 has an implied offset of 0. This method enables direct interaction with an unmanaged C-style Int32 array, eliminating the expense of copying an entire unmanaged array (using Marshal.Copy) to a separate managed array before reading its element values.

Reading from unaligned memory locations is supported.

The following example demonstrates how to read and write to an unmanaged array using the ReadInt32 and WriteInt32 methods.

static void ReadWriteInt32()
{
    // Allocate unmanaged memory.  
    int elementSize = 4;
    IntPtr unmanagedArray = Marshal.AllocHGlobal(10 * elementSize);

    // Set the 10 elements of the C-style unmanagedArray 
    for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++)
    {
        Marshal.WriteInt32(unmanagedArray, i * elementSize, ((Int32)(i + 1)));
    }
    Console.WriteLine("Unmanaged memory written.");

    Console.WriteLine("Reading unmanaged memory:");
    // Print the 10 elements of the C-style unmanagedArray 
    for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++)
    {
        Console.WriteLine(Marshal.ReadInt32(unmanagedArray, i * elementSize));
    }

    Marshal.FreeHGlobal(unmanagedArray);

    Console.WriteLine("Done. Press Enter to continue.");
    Console.ReadLine();
}

The following example demonstrates how to use the ReadInt32 method to read the value of an unmanaged int variable.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Runtime::InteropServices;



void main()
{
	// Create an unmanaged integer. 
	int myVal = 42;

	// Read the int as a managed Int32.
        Int32 ^ myManagedVal = Marshal::ReadInt32((IntPtr) &myVal);

	// Display the value to the console.
	Console::WriteLine(myManagedVal);
}

.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

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

  • SecurityCriticalAttribute 

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

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