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OpCodes.Ldc_I4 Field

Pushes a supplied value of type int32 onto the evaluation stack as an int32.

Namespace: System.Reflection.Emit
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static readonly OpCode Ldc_I4
public static final OpCode Ldc_I4
public static final var Ldc_I4 : OpCode
Not applicable.

The following table lists the instruction's hexadecimal and Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL) assembly format, along with a brief reference summary:

Format

Assembly Format

Description

20 < int32 >

ldc.i4 num

Pushes the value num onto the stack.

The stack transitional behavior, in sequential order, is:

  1. The value num is pushed onto the stack.

Note that there are special short (and hence more efficient) encodings for the integers -128 through 127, and especially short encodings for -1 through 8. All short encodings push 4 byte integers on the stack. Longer encodings are used for 8 byte integers and 4 and 8 byte floating-point numbers, as well as 4-byte values that do not fit in the short forms. There are three ways to push an 8 byte integer constant onto the stack

1. Use the Ldc_I8 instruction for constants that must be expressed in more than 32 bits.

2. Use the Ldc_I4 instruction followed by a Conv_I8 for constants that require 9 to 32 bits.

3. Use a short form instruction followed by a Conv_I8 for constants that can be expressed in 8 or fewer bits.

The following Emit method overload can use the ldc.i4 opcode:

  • ILGenerator.Emit(OpCode, int)

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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