Performs an atomic compare-and-exchange operation on the specified values. The function compares two specified pointer values and exchanges with another pointer value based on the outcome of the comparison. The operation is performed atomically, but without using memory barriers.
To operate on non-pointer values, use the InterlockedCompareExchangeNoFence function.
void* __cdecl InterlockedCompareExchangePointerNoFence( _Inout_ void volatile *Destination, _In_ void *Exchange, _In_ void *Comparand );
Destination [in, out]
A pointer to a pointer to the destination value.
The exchange value.
The value to compare to Destination.
The function returns the initial value of the Destination parameter.
The function compares the Destination value with the Comparand value. If the Destination value is equal to the Comparand value, the Exchange value is stored in the address specified by Destination. Otherwise, no operation is performed.
On a 64-bit system, the parameters are 64 bits and must be aligned on 64-bit boundaries; otherwise, the function will behave unpredictably. On a 32-bit system, the parameters are 32 bits and must be aligned on 32-bit boundaries.
The interlocked functions provide a simple mechanism for synchronizing access to a variable that is shared by multiple threads. This function is atomic with respect to calls to other interlocked functions.
This function is implemented using a compiler intrinsic where possible. For more information, see the WinBase.h header file and _InterlockedCompareExchangePointer_nf.
This function generates no memory barriers (or fences) and does not guarantee that independent memory operations before or after it are completed in order.
Note This function is supported on Windows RT-based systems.
Minimum supported client
Windows 8 [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server
Windows Server 2012 [desktop apps only]
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