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Marshal::WriteByte Method (IntPtr, Byte)

Writes a single byte value to unmanaged memory.

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

public:
static void WriteByte(
	IntPtr ptr, 
	unsigned char val
)

Parameters

ptr
Type: System::IntPtr

The address in unmanaged memory to write to.

val
Type: System::Byte

The value to write.

ExceptionCondition
AccessViolationException

ptr is not a recognized format.

-or-

ptr is nullptr.

-or-

ptr is invalid.

WriteByte enables direct interaction with an unmanaged C-style byte array, eliminating the expense of copying an entire unmanaged array (using Marshal::Copy) to a separate managed array before setting its element values.

The following example creates a block of unmanaged memory, writes a byte to the unmanaged memory, reads the byte back from unmanaged memory, and then disposes the unmanaged memory.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

  • SecurityCriticalAttribute 

    requires full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted or transparent code.

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