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<DllImport("kernel32.dll", SetLastError:=True)> _
[DllImport("kernel32", SetLastError : true)]
For .NET 2.0, consider using Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles.SafeFileHandle instead. It can be used where IntPtr is used.
Can someone explain why "[return: MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.Bool)]" is part of the signature?
External values of type 'bool' could represent a 1-byte (e.g. C++ bool), 2-byte (e.g. COM VARIANT_BOOL) or 4-byte (e.g. Windows BOOL) value. The distinction is less important for parameters, but for the return, the value would be stored in either (on x86) AL (1 byte), AX (2 bytes) or EAX (4 bytes). By telling interop of the native return type, it knows which parts of EAX to interpret.
I understand the conversion between 1 to 4 bytes for the different types of bools. However, isn't [MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.Bool)] the default for marshalling a .NET bool? Therefore making it unnecessary to specify any marshal on the return value. Please let me know if I'm wrong about this.
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hMapFile = CreateFileMapping(INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE, 0, PAGE_READWRITE, 0, 4096, "mIRC")
Alternative Managed API:
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An IntPtr is a pointer to a memory location (unmanaged) that adapts to the platform it is running on (64-bit, etc.) UNLIKE a standard int/Integer. You should always use this type for unmanaged calls that require it, even though an int will appear to work on your development machine.
1/13/2008 4:00:13 AM - Damon Carr-220.127.116.11
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