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Interlocked.Decrement Method (Int64)

Decrements the specified variable and stores the result, as an atomic operation.

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

public static long Decrement (
	ref long location
)
public static long Decrement (
	/** @ref */ long location
)
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Parameters

location

The variable whose value is to be decremented.

Return Value

The decremented value.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentNullException

The address of location is a null pointer.

This method handles an overflow condition by wrapping: if location = Int64.MinValue, location - 1 = Int64.MaxValue. No exception is thrown.

The Read method and the 64-bit overloads of the Increment, Decrement, and Add methods are truly atomic only on systems where a System.IntPtr is 64 bits long. On other systems, these methods are atomic with respect to each other, but not with respect to other means of accessing the data. Thus, to be thread safe on 32-bit systems, any access to a 64-bit value must be made through the members of the Interlocked class.

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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