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GCCollectionMode Enumeration

Specifies the behavior for a forced garbage collection.

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

[SerializableAttribute]
public enum GCCollectionMode

Member nameDescription
DefaultThe default setting for this enumeration, which is currently Forced.
ForcedForces the garbage collection to occur immediately.
OptimizedAllows the garbage collector to determine whether the current time is optimal to reclaim objects.

Use the GC.Collect method overload to specify the GCCollectionMode value.

The following example forces a garbage collection for generation 2 objects with the Optimized setting.


using System;

class Program
{
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        GC.Collect(2, GCCollectionMode.Optimized);
    }
}


.NET Framework

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

.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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