Read(T) Method (T)

Volatile.Read<T> Method (T%)

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Reads the object reference from the specified field. On systems that require it, inserts a memory barrier that prevents the processor from reordering memory operations as follows: If a read or write appears after this method in the code, the processor cannot move it before this method.

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

public static T Read<T>(
	ref T location
where T : class

Type Parameters


The type of field to read. This must be a reference type, not a value type.


Type: T %
The field to read.

Return Value

Type: T
The reference to T that was read. This reference is the latest written by any processor in the computer, regardless of the number of processors or the state of processor cache.

For more information, see the Volatile class.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0

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