BufferManager Class

July 28, 2014

When implemented in a derived class, you can use the BufferManager class to manage a buffer pool. The pool and its buffers are created when you instantiate this class and destroyed when the buffer pool is reclaimed by garbage collection. Every time you need to use a buffer, you take one from the pool, use it, and return it to the pool when done. This process is much faster and uses fewer resources than creating and destroying a buffer every time you need to use one.


Namespace:  System.ServiceModel.Channels
Assembly:  System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)

public abstract class BufferManager

The BufferManager type exposes the following members.

Protected methodBufferManagerInitializes a new instance of the BufferManager class.

Public methodClearReleases the buffers currently cached in the manager.
Public methodStatic memberCreateBufferManagerCreates a new BufferManager with a specified maximum buffer pool size and a maximum size for each individual buffer in the pool.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodReturnBufferReturns a buffer to the pool.
Public methodTakeBufferGets a buffer of at least the specified size from the pool.
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

This class is commonly used while implementing custom encoders or custom transport channels.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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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