MSIL Verification Notes – 7

Box operation can operate on ValueType but not all of them.

Below example is trying to box System.ArgIterator. ArgIterator can have pointer points to stack, therefor BOX it won't be verifiable.

.method public hidebysig static vararg void VarArg() cil managed
.maxstack 8
.locals init (
[0] valuetype [mscorlib]System.ArgIterator args)
L_0000: ldloca args
L_0004: arglist
L_0006: call instance void [mscorlib]System.ArgIterator::.ctor(valuetype [mscorlib]System.RuntimeArgumentHandle)
L_000b: ldloc args
L_000f: box [mscorlib]System.ArgIterator
L_0014: unbox [mscorlib]System.ArgIterator
L_0019: call instance valuetype [mscorlib]System.TypedReference [mscorlib]System.ArgIterator::GetNextArg()
L_001e: refanyval int64
L_0023: ldind.i8
L_0024: call void [mscorlib]System.Console::WriteLine(int64)
L_0029: ret

Here is the PEVerify result.
[IL]: Error: [xxx.exe : TestClass::VarArg][mdToken=0x6000001][offset 0x0000000F][found value 'System.ArgIterator'] Value type, ObjRef type or variable type expected.(Error: 0x801318C0)


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