Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
[SerializableAttribute] [ComVisibleAttribute(true)] public value class IntPtr : ISerializable
/** @attribute SerializableAttribute() */ /** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ public final class IntPtr extends ValueType implements ISerializable
The IntPtr type is designed to be an integer whose size is platform-specific. That is, an instance of this type is expected to be 32-bits on 32-bit hardware and operating systems, and 64-bits on 64-bit hardware and operating systems.
The IntPtr type can be used by languages that support pointers, and as a common means of referring to data between languages that do and do not support pointers.
IntPtr objects can also be used to hold handles. For example, instances of IntPtr are used extensively in the System.IO.FileStream class to hold file handles.
The IntPtr type is CLS-compliant, while the UIntPtr type is not. Only the IntPtr type is used in the common language runtime. The UIntPtr type is provided mostly to maintain architectural symmetry with the IntPtr type.
This type implements the ISerializable interface.
Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter EditionThe Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.