GCSettings.LatencyMode GCSettings.LatencyMode GCSettings.LatencyMode GCSettings.LatencyMode Property


Gets or sets the current latency mode for garbage collection.

 static property System::Runtime::GCLatencyMode LatencyMode { System::Runtime::GCLatencyMode get(); void set(System::Runtime::GCLatencyMode value); };
[set: System.Security.SecurityCritical]
public static System.Runtime.GCLatencyMode LatencyMode { get; set; }
member this.LatencyMode : System.Runtime.GCLatencyMode with get, set
Public Shared Property LatencyMode As GCLatencyMode

Property Value

One of the enumeration values that specifies the latency mode.



You can reduce the level of intrusiveness of garbage collection in your application by setting the GCLatencyMode to LowLatency during critical operations. After such operations are completed, return to a higher latency mode so that more objects can be reclaimed to increase memory.

Ordinarily, you set the value of the LatencyMode property to define the garbage collector's latency mode. However, you cannot set the no GC region latency mode by assigning the GCLatencyMode.NoGCRegion enumeration value to the LatencyMode property. Instead, you call the GC.TryStartNoGCRegion method to begin the no GC region latency mode, and you call the GC.EndNoGCRegion to end it.

See Latency Modes for a discussion of how the runtime configuration settings for garbage collection affect the default value of the GCLatencyMode enumeration.


requires full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted or transparent code.

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