The fixed statement sets a pointer to a managed variable and “pins” that variable during the execution of statement.
Without fixed, pointers to managed variables would be of little use since garbage collection could relocate the variables unpredictably. (In fact, the C# compiler will not allow you to set a pointer to a managed variable except in a fixed statement.)
Eg:

Class A { public int i; }
A objA = new A; // A is a .net managed type
fixed(int *pt = &objA.i) // use fixed while using pointers with managed
// variables
{
*pt=45; // in this block use the pointer the way u want
}

 


Comments




Leave a Reply