MemoryBarrier Method

Interlocked.MemoryBarrier Method ()

.NET Framework 4.6 and 4.5

Synchronizes memory access as follows: The processor that executes the current thread cannot reorder instructions in such a way that memory accesses before the call to MemoryBarrier execute after memory accesses that follow the call to MemoryBarrier.

Namespace:   System.Threading
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static void MemoryBarrier()

This method was added to the Interlocked class in the .NET Framework 4.5 as a convenience; it's a wrapper for the Thread.MemoryBarrier method.

MemoryBarrier is required only on multiprocessor systems that have weak memory ordering (for example, a system that employs multiple Intel Itanium processors).

For most purposes, the C# lock statement, the Visual Basic SyncLock statement, or the Monitor class provide easier ways to synchronize data.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 4.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 8.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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