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Queue<T>.TrimExcess Method

Sets the capacity to the actual number of elements in the Queue<T>, if that number is less than 90 percent of current capacity.

Namespace:  System.Collections.Generic
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public void TrimExcess()

This method can be used to minimize a collection's memory overhead if no new elements will be added to the collection. The cost of reallocating and copying a large Queue<T> can be considerable, however, so the TrimExcess method does nothing if the list is at more than 90 percent of capacity. This avoids incurring a large reallocation cost for a relatively small gain.

This method is an O(n) operation, where n is Count.

To reset a Queue<T> to its initial state, call the Clear method before calling TrimExcess method. Trimming an empty Queue<T> sets the capacity of the Queue<T> to the default capacity.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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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