Value types have changed in various ways from Managed Extensions for C++ to Visual C++ 2005. In this section, we look at the CLR enum type and the value class type, together with a look at boxing and access to the boxed instance on the CLR heap, as well as a look at interior and pinning pointers. There have been extensive language changes in this area.
In This Section
- Value Types and Their Behaviors
Discusses changes in the declaration and behavior of enums.
- Implicit Boxing of Value Types
Discusses the motivation for implicit boxing of value types and the consequent changes in behavior.
- A Tracking Handle to a Boxed Value
Discusses how implicit boxing of value types translates to a tracking handle to the boxed value object.
- Value Type Semantics
Discusses changes to value type semantics, including inherited virtual methods, class default constructors, interior pointers, and pinning pointers.