Davit Goderdzishvili Davit Goderdzishvili -4 years ago 378
C# Question

how to use "unsafe" code in c# for unity engine?

I want to use c++ code in c# for unity using CLR.

The program works properly outside of unity, but inside of engine it gives me an error:

"cs0227: unsafe code requires the 'unsafe' command line option to be specified"

I am really confused, because the project builds successfully in visual studio (without any errors or warnings). I have "allow unsafe" button activated.

using UnityEngine;
using System.Collections;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;

public class newspawn_real : MonoBehaviour {

void Start () {


fixed (int * p = &bam[0, 0, 0])
CppWrapper.CppWrapperClass controlCpp = new CppWrapper.CppWrapperClass();


Answer Source

You have to explicitly enable unsafe code in Unity. You can follow the steps below:

1. First step, Change Api Compatibility Level to .NET 2.0 Subset.

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2. Create a file in your <Project Path>/Assets directory and name it smcs.rsp then put -unsafe inside that file. Save and close that file.

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Close and reopen Visual Studio and Unity. You must re-start both of them.

It's worth noting that even after doing this and re-starting both Unity and Visual Studio but the problem is still there, rename the smcs.rsp file to csc.rsp, or gmcs.rsp and re-start each time until you get one that works. Although, smcs.rsp should do it the first time.

Simple C# unsafe code that compiles after this.

public class newspawn_real : MonoBehaviour
    unsafe static void SquarePtrParam(int* p)
        *p *= *p;

    void Start()
            int i = 5;
            // Unsafe method: uses address-of operator (&):
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