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GCNotificationStatus Enumeration

Provides information about the current registration for notification of the next full garbage collection.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[SerializableAttribute]
public enum GCNotificationStatus

Member nameDescription
SucceededThe notification was successful and the registration was not canceled.
FailedThe notification failed for any reason.
CanceledThe current registration was canceled by the user.
TimeoutThe time specified by the millisecondsTimeout parameter for either GC.WaitForFullGCApproach(Int32) or GC.WaitForFullGCComplete(Int32) has elapsed.
NotApplicableThis result can be caused by the following: there is no current registration for a garbage collection notification, concurrent garbage collection is enabled, or the time specified for the millisecondsTimeout parameter has expired and no garbage collection notification was obtained. (See the <gcConcurrent> runtime setting for information about how to disable concurrent garbage collection.)

Use the RegisterForFullGCNotification method to register for a full garbage collection notification. Then use the WaitForFullGCApproach method or the WaitForFullGCComplete method to return a GCNotificationStatus enumeration that contains the status of the notification.

The following example obtains a GCNotificationStatus enumeration from the WaitForFullGCApproach method. If the enumeration returns Succeeded, it calls the custom method OnFullGCApproachNotify to perform actions in response to the approaching full garbage collection. This code example is part of a larger example provided for Garbage Collection Notifications topic.


public static void WaitForFullGCProc()
{
    while (true)
    {
        // CheckForNotify is set to true and false in Main.
        while (checkForNotify)
        {
            // Check for a notification of an approaching collection.
            GCNotificationStatus s = GC.WaitForFullGCApproach();
            if (s == GCNotificationStatus.Succeeded)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("GC Notifiction raised.");
                OnFullGCApproachNotify();
            }
            else if (s == GCNotificationStatus.Canceled)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("GC Notification cancelled.");
                break;
            }
            else
            {
                // This can occur if a timeout period
                // is specified for WaitForFullGCApproach(Timeout) 
                // or WaitForFullGCComplete(Timeout)  
                // and the time out period has elapsed. 
                Console.WriteLine("GC Notification not applicable.");
                break;
            }

            // Check for a notification of a completed collection.
            s = GC.WaitForFullGCComplete();
            if (s == GCNotificationStatus.Succeeded)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("GC Notifiction raised.");
                OnFullGCCompleteEndNotify();
            }
            else if (s == GCNotificationStatus.Canceled)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("GC Notification cancelled.");
                break;
            }
            else
            {
                // Could be a time out.
                Console.WriteLine("GC Notification not applicable.");
                break;
            }
        }


        Thread.Sleep(500);
        // FinalExit is set to true right before  
        // the main thread cancelled notification.
        if (finalExit)
        {
            break;
        }
    }

}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP2, 2.0 SP2

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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