Was this page helpful?
Your feedback about this content is important. Let us know what you think.
Additional feedback?
1500 characters remaining
MemoryFailPoint Constructor
Collapse the table of content
Expand the table of content

MemoryFailPoint Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the MemoryFailPoint class, specifying the amount of memory required for successful execution.

Namespace:  System.Runtime
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public MemoryFailPoint(
	int sizeInMegabytes
)

Parameters

sizeInMegabytes
Type: System.Int32
The required memory size in megabytes.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The specified memory size is negative.

InsufficientMemoryException

There is insufficient memory to begin execution of the code protected by the gate.

The amount of memory used by your application to process a work item can be determined empirically. To estimate the amount of memory your application needs to process a request, consider using the GC.GetTotalMemory method to determine the amount of memory available before and after calling the method that processes the work item. See the MemoryFailPoint class for a code example that dynamically determines the value for the sizeInMegabytes parameter.

The following code example demonstrates how to determine the amount of memory a method requires when executing. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the MemoryFailPoint class.


private static int EstimateMemoryUsageInMB()
{
    int memUsageInMB = 0;

    long memBefore = GC.GetTotalMemory(true);
    int numGen0Collections = GC.CollectionCount(0);
    // Execute a test version of the method to estimate memory requirements.
    // This test method only exists to determine the memory requirements.
    ThreadMethod();
    // Includes garbage generated by the worker function.
    long memAfter = GC.GetTotalMemory(false);
    // If a garbage collection occurs during the measuring, you might need a greater memory requirement.
    Console.WriteLine("Did a GC occur while measuring?  {0}", numGen0Collections == GC.CollectionCount(0));
    // Set the field used as the parameter for the MemoryFailPoint constructor.
    long memUsage = (memAfter - memBefore);
    if (memUsage < 0)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("GC's occurred while measuring memory usage.  Try measuring again.");
        memUsage = 1 << 20;
    }

    // Round up to the nearest MB.
    memUsageInMB = (int)(1 + (memUsage >> 20));
    Console.WriteLine("Memory usage estimate: {0} bytes, rounded to {1} MB", memUsage, memUsageInMB);
    return memUsageInMB;
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

  • SecurityCriticalAttribute 

    requires full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted or transparent code.

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.

Community Additions

ADD
Show:
© 2015 Microsoft