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GCHandle.AddrOfPinnedObject Method

Retrieves the address of an object in a Pinned handle.

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

IntPtr AddrOfPinnedObject ()
public IntPtr AddrOfPinnedObject ()
public function AddrOfPinnedObject () : IntPtr
Not applicable.

Return Value

The address of the of the Pinned object as an IntPtr.

Exception typeCondition


The handle is any type other than Pinned.

This method is used to get a stable pointer to the object. Pinning an object prevents the garbage collector from moving it around in memory, thereby reducing the efficiency of the garbage collector.

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 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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0