Marshal.PtrToStructure Method (IntPtr, Object)

This type can be used only by trusted applications. If you try to use its members in a partial-trust application, your code will throw a MethodAccessException exception. This type is security-critical, which restricts its use.


Marshals data from an unmanaged block of memory to a managed object.

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


<SecurityCriticalAttribute> _
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)> _
Public Shared Sub PtrToStructure ( _
    ptr As IntPtr, _
    structure As Object _
public static void PtrToStructure(
    IntPtr ptr,
    Object structure


  • ptr
    Type: System.IntPtr
    A pointer to an unmanaged block of memory.
  • structure
    Type: System.Object
    The object to which the data is to be copied. This must be an instance of a formatted class.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.