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GeneralRe: I thought .NET was supposed to make things easier, if anything, than unmanaged code. Pin
honey the codewitch19-Sep-19 7:28
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zezba900019-Sep-19 7:35
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honey the codewitch19-Sep-19 7:37
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zezba900019-Sep-19 7:43
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GeneralRe: I thought .NET was supposed to make things easier, if anything, than unmanaged code. Pin
honey the codewitch19-Sep-19 7:51
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zezba900019-Sep-19 8:01
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honey the codewitch19-Sep-19 8:28
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GeneralRe: I thought .NET was supposed to make things easier, if anything, than unmanaged code. Pin
zezba900019-Sep-19 8:37
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No you don't have to copy memory if you use a native pointer to a memory mapped file.

In C# a pointer like "int*" is the same as a pointer in C/C++. There is no difference. That pointer in C# will directly be pointing to your native memory buffer you allocated from a native Win32 or POSIX API.

Pointers in C# can point to literally anything just as they can in C/C++. That includes managed and unmanaged memory locations.

For example this psuedo C# code would work:
[DllImport("nativeLib")]
static unsafe extern int* CreateNativeMemoryMappedFile();

unsafe void WriteMemoryMappedFile()
{
  int* nativeMemory = CreateNativeMemoryMappedFile();
  nativeMemory[0] = 123;// this is writing directly from the native buffer (not a copy)
  if (nativeMemory[1] == 321) return;// this is reading directly from the native buffer (not a copy)
}

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honey the codewitch19-Sep-19 8:41
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