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WeakReference Class

Represents a weak reference, which references an object while still allowing that object to be reclaimed by garbage collection.

System.Object
  System.WeakReference

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public class WeakReference

The WeakReference type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360WeakReference()Initializes a new instance of the WeakReference class. This constructor overload cannot be implemented in Silverlight-based applications.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360WeakReference(Object)Initializes a new instance of the WeakReference class, referencing the specified object.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360WeakReference(Object, Boolean)Initializes a new instance of the WeakReference class, referencing the specified object and using the specified resurrection tracking.
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  NameDescription
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360IsAliveGets an indication whether the object referenced by the current WeakReference object has been garbage collected.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360TargetGets or sets the object (the target) referenced by the current WeakReference object.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360TrackResurrectionGets an indication whether the object referenced by the current WeakReference object is tracked after it is finalized.
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  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Equals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360FinalizeDiscards the reference to the target represented by the current WeakReference object. (Overrides Object.Finalize().)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360GetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360GetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360MemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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A weak reference allows the garbage collector to collect an object while still allowing an application to access the object. If you need the object, you can still obtain a strong reference to it and prevent it from being collected.

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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