GCSettings.IsServerGC GCSettings.IsServerGC GCSettings.IsServerGC GCSettings.IsServerGC Property


Gets a value that indicates whether server garbage collection is enabled.

 static property bool IsServerGC { bool get(); };
public static bool IsServerGC { get; }
member this.IsServerGC : bool
Public Shared ReadOnly Property IsServerGC As Boolean

Property Value

true if server garbage collection is enabled; otherwise, false.


The following example indicates whether the host computer is using server or workstation garbage collection.

using System;
using System.Runtime;

class Sample
    public static void Main()
        string result;

        if (GCSettings.IsServerGC == true)
            result = "server";
            result = "workstation";
        Console.WriteLine("The {0} garbage collector is running.", result);
// The example displays output like the following:
//      The workstation garbage collector is running.
Imports System
Imports System.Runtime

Class Sample
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim result As String
      If GCSettings.IsServerGC = True Then
         result = "server"
         result = "workstation"
      End If
      Console.WriteLine("The {0} garbage collector is running.", result)
   End Sub
End Class 
' The example displays output like the following:
'      The workstation garbage collector is running.


For information about server garbage collection, see the "Workstation and Server Garbage Collection" section in Fundamentals of Garbage Collection.

If server garbage collection is not enabled, workstation garbage collection is in effect (with or without concurrent collection). Server garbage collection is available only on multiprocessor computers.

An unmanaged host can request server garbage collection, and the host request overrides configuration file settings. If the host does not specify the type of garbage collection, you can use a configuration file setting to specify server garbage collection. This setting is valid only in the application configuration file, not in the machine configuration file (see Configuring Apps). The following example shows the contents of a sample application configuration file that enables server garbage collection.

    <gcServer enabled="true" />  

Applies to