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<gcServer> Element

Specifies whether the common language runtime runs server garbage collection.

<configuration> Element
  <runtime> Element
    <gcServer> Element
<gcServer  
   enabled="true|false"/>

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.

Attributes

Attribute

Description

enabled

Required attribute.

Specifies whether the runtime runs server garbage collection.

enabled Attribute

Value

Description

false

Does not run server garbage collection. This is the default.

true

Runs server garbage collection.

Child Elements

None.

Parent Elements

Element

Description

configuration

The root element in every configuration file used by the common language runtime and .NET Framework applications.

runtime

Contains information about assembly binding and garbage collection.

There are only two garbage collection options, workstation or server. For single-processor computers, the default workstation garbage collection should be the fastest option. Either workstation or server can be used for two-processor computers. Server garbage collection should be the fastest option for more than two processors. Use the GCSettings.IsServerGC property to determine if server garbage collection is enabled.

This element can be used only in the application configuration file.

NoteNote

In the .NET Framework 4 and earlier versions, concurrent garbage collection is not available when server garbage collection is enabled. Starting with the .NET Framework 4.5, server garbage collection is concurrent. To use non-concurrent server garbage collection, set the <gcServer> element to true and the <gcConcurrent> element to false.

The following example shows how to enable server garbage collection.

<configuration>
   <runtime>
      <gcServer enabled="true"/>
   </runtime>
</configuration>
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