Volatile.Read Method (Byte%)

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Reads the value of the specified field. On systems that require it, inserts a memory barrier that prevents the processor from reordering memory operations as follows: If a read or write appears after this method in the code, the processor cannot move it before this method.

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


Public Shared Function Read ( _
    ByRef location As Byte _
) As Byte
public static byte Read(
    ref byte location


Return Value

Type: System..::.Byte
The value that was read. This value is the latest written by any processor in the computer, regardless of the number of processors or the state of processor cache.


For more information, see the Volatile class.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0

See Also


Volatile Class

Read Overload

System.Threading Namespace