Convert UInt32 to IntPtr

Hi experts,

I use vb.net 1.1 and am trying to convert a uint32 to intptr.
The following function does not work:
ctype(myUint32,IntPtr)
the error I get is: Value of type system.uintptr cannot be converted to a system.intptr

Any Idea how I can achied this?

Thanks
etiennedemersAsked:
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Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerCommented:
Think you have to create a new instance of IntPtr with the unsigned integer as the parameter.
Dim uint As UInt32 = 25
Dim iptr As New IntPtr(uint)

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Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerCommented:
You may want to create as UIntPtr (unsigned integer pointer):
Dim uint As UInt32 = 25
Dim iptr As New UIntPtr(uint)

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etiennedemersAuthor Commented:
new intptr does not support uint

I even tried

new intptr(convert.toint32(myuint))

no errors here but the value = nothing

i use the intptr in the marshal function
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Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerCommented:

'Try like this
Dim iptr As New UIntPtr(UInteger.Parse(myuint))
'Can try with Integer and IntPtr also

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Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerCommented:

'Try with op_Explicit
Dim iptr As IntPtr = IntPtr.op_Explicit(myuint)

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jinalCommented:
Dim sint As Int32 = your int value
 Dim iptr As New IntPtr(sint)

 Dim uint As Int32 = your int value.
 Dim i1ptr As New IntPtr(sint)

Can you please give me more detail ?

1. Which value you are passing ?
2. Is your system 32 bit or 64 bit ?
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etiennedemersAuthor Commented:
it doesn't like the parse

value uint cannot be converted to string.
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Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerCommented:
Sorry, forgot the ToString and it worked on my system, but I see now you are using .NET 1.x and I have .NET 2.x and 3.x installed.

See my post here -- http:#24805315
Although, I can't remember when the op_Explicit was introduced, but think it was .NET 2.0.
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etiennedemersAuthor Commented:
Yes it works fine on dotnet 2 and higher...
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Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerCommented:
The documentation states it is supported in .NET 1.1, but you will have to test for sure.  Also, you might be having the issue since going from UInt32 to IntPtr as it is expecting Int32.  Should do the cast automatically, but you may have to explicitly convert your value to Int32 then use as value in op_Explicit.
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Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerCommented:
http:#24805315 -- op_Explicit is the solution.

Both IntPtr.op_Explicit and UIntPtr.op_Explicit are supported in .NET 1.1:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/a0f1byxz(VS.80).aspx
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/4hwc6zkt(VS.80).aspx
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