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GC.GetGeneration Method (WeakReference)

Returns the current generation number of the target of a specified weak reference.

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

static member GetGeneration : 
        wo:WeakReference -> int 


Type: System.WeakReference
A WeakReference that refers to the target object whose generation number is to be determined.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The current generation number of the target of wo.


Garbage collection has already been performed on wo.

The following example demonstrates the use of the GetGeneration method to determine the age of a weak reference object.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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.