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A platform-specific type that is used to represent a pointer or a handle.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|Equals||Indicates whether this instance and a specified object are equal. (Inherited from ValueType.)|
|GetHashCode||Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
The 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 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. objects can also be used to hold handles.