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SystemEvents.LowMemory Event

Note: This API is now obsolete.

Occurs when the system is running out of available RAM.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Win32
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

[ObsoleteAttribute("This event has been deprecated. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202")]
[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public static event EventHandler LowMemory

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

System event notifications are not supported under the current context. Server processes, for example, might not support global system event notifications.

ExternalException

The attempt to create a system events window thread did not succeed.

This event wraps the WM_COMPACTING message. This message is sent to all top-level windows when the system detects more than 12.5 percent of system time over a 30- to 60-second interval is being spent compacting memory. This indicates that system memory is low.

NoteNote

This event is only raised if the message pump is running. In a Windows service, unless a hidden form is used or the message pump has been started manually, this event will not be raised. For a code example that shows how to handle system events by using a hidden form in a Windows service, see the SystemEvents class.

Caution noteCaution

Because this is a static event, you must detach your event handlers when your application is disposed, or memory leaks will result.

Notes to Callers

This message is provided only for compatibility with 16-bit Windows-based applications.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 1.1, 1.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5.2
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5.1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4.5
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP2
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP2

.NET Framework Client Profile

Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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