IntPtr.Subtraction Operator

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

Subtracts an offset from the value of a pointer.

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


Public Shared Operator - ( _
    pointer As IntPtr, _
    offset As Integer _
) As IntPtr
public static IntPtr operator -(
    IntPtr pointer,
    int offset


Return Value

Type: System..::.IntPtr
A new pointer that reflects the subtraction of offset from pointer.


The Subtraction method defines the subtraction operation for IntPtr objects. It enables code such as the following.

Languages that do not support custom operators can call the Subtract method instead.

The subtraction operation does not throw an exception if the result is too small to represent as a pointer on the specified platform. Instead, it is performed in an unchecked context.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0

See Also


IntPtr Structure

System Namespace