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Process.PeakWorkingSet64 Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets the maximum amount of physical memory used by the associated process.

Namespace: System.Diagnostics
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

[ComVisibleAttribute(false)] 
public long PeakWorkingSet64 { get; }
/** @property */
public long get_PeakWorkingSet64 ()

public function get PeakWorkingSet64 () : long

Property Value

The maximum amount of physical memory, in bytes, allocated for the associated process since it was started.
Exception typeCondition

PlatformNotSupportedException

The platform is Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me), which does not support this property.

The value returned by this property represents the maximum size of working set memory used by the process since it started. The working set of a process is the set of memory pages currently visible to the process in physical RAM memory. These pages are resident and available for an application to use without triggering a page fault.

The working set includes both shared and private data. The shared data includes the pages that contain all the instructions that the process executes, including instructions from the process modules and the system libraries.

This property can be used to monitor memory usage on computers with 32-bit processors or 64-bit processors. The property value is equivalent to the Working Set Peak performance counter for the process.

Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition Platform Note: This property is not supported on Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me).

The following code example starts an instance of the Notepad application. The example then retrieves and displays various properties of the associated process. The example detects when the process exits, and displays its exit code and peak memory statistics.

using System;
using System.Diagnostics;

namespace ProcessSample
{
    class ProcessMonitorSample
    {
        public static void Main()
        {

            // Define variables to track the peak
            // memory usage of the process.
            long peakPagedMem = 0, 
                peakWorkingSet = 0, 
                peakVirtualMem = 0;

            Process myProcess = null;

            try 
            {
                // Start the process.
                myProcess = Process.Start("NotePad.exe");
    
                // Display the process statistics until
                // the user closes the program.
                do 
                {
                    if (!myProcess.HasExited)
                    {
                        // Refresh the current process property values.
                        myProcess.Refresh();

                        Console.WriteLine();
                        
                        // Display current process statistics.

                        Console.WriteLine("{0} -", myProcess.ToString());
                        Console.WriteLine("-------------------------------------");

                        Console.WriteLine("  physical memory usage: {0}",
                            myProcess.WorkingSet64);
                        Console.WriteLine("  base priority: {0}",
                            myProcess.BasePriority);
                        Console.WriteLine("  priority class: {0}",
                            myProcess.PriorityClass);
                        Console.WriteLine("  user processor time: {0}",
                            myProcess.UserProcessorTime);
                        Console.WriteLine("  privileged processor time: {0}",
                            myProcess.PrivilegedProcessorTime);
                        Console.WriteLine("  total processor time: {0}",
                            myProcess.TotalProcessorTime);

                        // Update the values for the overall peak memory statistics.
                        peakPagedMem = myProcess.PeakPagedMemorySize64;
                        peakVirtualMem = myProcess.PeakVirtualMemorySize64;
                        peakWorkingSet = myProcess.PeakWorkingSet64;

                        if (myProcess.Responding)
                        {
                            Console.WriteLine("Status = Running");
                        }
                        else
                        {
                            Console.WriteLine("Status = Not Responding");
                        }
                    }
                }
                while (!myProcess.WaitForExit(1000));


                Console.WriteLine();
                Console.WriteLine("Process exit code: {0}", 
                    myProcess.ExitCode);
            
                // Display peak memory statistics for the process.
                Console.WriteLine("Peak physical memory usage of the process: {0}",
                    peakWorkingSet);
                Console.WriteLine("Peak paged memory usage of the process: {0}",
                    peakPagedMem);
                Console.WriteLine("Peak virtual memory usage of the process: {0}",
                    peakVirtualMem);

            } 
            finally
            {
                if (myProcess != null)
                {
                    myProcess.Close();
                }
            }
        }

    }
}

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0
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