Another Reason for IntPtr Type

Discussion in 'Basic4ppc Wishlist' started by Louis, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. Louis

    Louis Active Member Licensed User

    Hi Erel, Another reason we'll appreciate passing and receiving C Pointers, which is IntPtr in .NET is because most C libraries require you to pass a pointer or structure by value, and some even return structures and/or pointers to retrieve and store objects into unsafe memory. Lots of Speech and sound API'S for both the desktop and device use these heavily. Let me know what you think, or I'll see what's up in the next version of B4PPC!
  2. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    IntPtr conversation will probably be supported in the next version.
    Note that it is possible to create an IntPtrEx object which will wrap a pointer.
  3. agraham

    agraham Expert Licensed User

    Please could you give more detail on this Erel as I can't locate anything about it.
  4. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    There is no such thing. What I've meant is that if you need to use pointers (IntPtr) you could create a library which will include an object that holds pointers.
    Similar to the ControlRef property of controls.
  5. dzt

    dzt Active Member Licensed User

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