Marshal.WriteInt64 Method (IntPtr, Int64)

 

Writes a 64-bit signed integer value to unmanaged memory.

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

<SecurityCriticalAttribute>
Public Shared Sub WriteInt64 (
	ptr As IntPtr,
	val As Long
)

Parameters

ptr
Type: System.IntPtr

The address in unmanaged memory to write to.

val
Type: System.Int64

The value to write.

Exception Condition
AccessViolationException

ptr is not a recognized format.

-or-

ptr is null.

-or-

ptr is invalid.

WriteInt64 enables direct interaction with an unmanaged 64-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 ReadInt64 and WriteInt64 methods.

Sub ReadWriteInt64()
    ' Allocate unmanaged memory. 
    Dim elementSize As Integer = 8
    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.WriteInt64(unmanagedArray, i * elementSize, CType(i + 1, Int64))
    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.ReadInt64(unmanagedArray, i * elementSize))
    Next i

    Marshal.FreeHGlobal(unmanagedArray)

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

SecurityCriticalAttribute

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

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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