Get the byte size of type | VB.Net
In VB.NET, you can get the size of a data type or structure using the Marshal.SizeOf method from the System.Runtime.InteropServices namespace. This method provides the size in bytes required to store an instance of the specified type or structure in memory.
t (Type): The type or structure for which you want to determine the size.Return Value
The method returns an integer representing the size in bytes.Example
In this example:
- We import the System.Runtime.InteropServices namespace to access the Marshal.SizeOf method.
- We define a structure MyStruct with two fields of different data types.
- We use Marshal.SizeOf(GetType(Integer)) and Marshal.SizeOf(GetType(MyStruct)) to determine the sizes of the Integer and MyStruct types, respectively.
You can also use the Marshal.SizeOf() method to get the size of a custom type. For example, the following code gets the size of a custom type named MyType:
The Marshal.SizeOf() method is a useful tool for determining the size of types in your VB.NET code. This information can be helpful for optimizing your code and managing memory resources.
You can obtain the size of a data type or structure using the Marshal.SizeOf method from the System.Runtime.InteropServices namespace. This method returns the size in bytes required to store an instance of the specified type or structure in memory, providing valuable information for memory optimization and memory usage analysis in your VB.NET applications.