Terms: Value Types vs. Ref Types(Continued)

In .NET, a type is Value or Reference is, in  essence,  about where it’s allocated – native memory space or managed memory space.

In C++, it’s decided by how you declare a variable, while in C# it’s determined by the type itself.


int i; // native stack

int *i = new int(); // native heap 

int ^i = gcnew int(); // managed heap


int i = new int();// native stack, initialed to be binary 0

int i; // native stack, not initialed

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