CounterSample.RawValue Property

 

Gets the raw value of the counter.

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

public long RawValue { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int64

The numeric value that is associated with the performance counter sample.

The following example displays the value of the RawValue property for a counter.


using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Specialized;
using System.Diagnostics;

public class App {

    private static PerformanceCounter avgCounter64Sample;
    private static PerformanceCounter avgCounter64SampleBase;

    public static void Main()
    {

        ArrayList samplesList = new ArrayList();

        // If the category does not exist, create the category and exit.
        // Performance counters should not be created and immediately used.
        // There is a latency time to enable the counters, they should be created
        // prior to executing the application that uses the counters.
        // Execute this sample a second time to use the category.
        if (SetupCategory())
            return;
        CreateCounters();
        CollectSamples(samplesList);
        CalculateResults(samplesList);

    }

    private static bool SetupCategory()
    {
        if ( !PerformanceCounterCategory.Exists("AverageCounter64SampleCategory") ) 
        {

            CounterCreationDataCollection counterDataCollection = new CounterCreationDataCollection();

            // Add the counter.
            CounterCreationData averageCount64 = new CounterCreationData();
            averageCount64.CounterType = PerformanceCounterType.AverageCount64;
            averageCount64.CounterName = "AverageCounter64Sample";
            counterDataCollection.Add(averageCount64);

            // Add the base counter.
            CounterCreationData averageCount64Base = new CounterCreationData();
            averageCount64Base.CounterType = PerformanceCounterType.AverageBase;
            averageCount64Base.CounterName = "AverageCounter64SampleBase";
            counterDataCollection.Add(averageCount64Base);

            // Create the category.
            PerformanceCounterCategory.Create("AverageCounter64SampleCategory",
                "Demonstrates usage of the AverageCounter64 performance counter type.",
                PerformanceCounterCategoryType.SingleInstance, counterDataCollection);

            return(true);
        }
        else
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Category exists - AverageCounter64SampleCategory");
            return(false);
        }
    }

    private static void CreateCounters()
    {
        // Create the counters.

        avgCounter64Sample = new PerformanceCounter("AverageCounter64SampleCategory", 
            "AverageCounter64Sample", 
            false);


        avgCounter64SampleBase = new PerformanceCounter("AverageCounter64SampleCategory", 
            "AverageCounter64SampleBase", 
            false);

        avgCounter64Sample.RawValue=0;
        avgCounter64SampleBase.RawValue=0;
    }
    private static void CollectSamples(ArrayList samplesList)
    {

        Random r = new Random( DateTime.Now.Millisecond );

        // Loop for the samples.
        for (int j = 0; j < 100; j++) 
        {

            int value = r.Next(1, 10);
            Console.Write(j + " = " + value);

            avgCounter64Sample.IncrementBy(value);

            avgCounter64SampleBase.Increment();

            if ((j % 10) == 9) 
            {
                OutputSample(avgCounter64Sample.NextSample());
                samplesList.Add( avgCounter64Sample.NextSample() );
            }
            else
                Console.WriteLine();

            System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(50);
        }

    }

    private static void CalculateResults(ArrayList samplesList)
    {
        for(int i = 0; i < (samplesList.Count - 1); i++)
        {
            // Output the sample.
            OutputSample( (CounterSample)samplesList[i] );
            OutputSample( (CounterSample)samplesList[i+1] );

            // Use .NET to calculate the counter value.
            Console.WriteLine(".NET computed counter value = " +
                CounterSampleCalculator.ComputeCounterValue((CounterSample)samplesList[i],
                (CounterSample)samplesList[i+1]) );

            // Calculate the counter value manually.
            Console.WriteLine("My computed counter value = " + 
                MyComputeCounterValue((CounterSample)samplesList[i],
                (CounterSample)samplesList[i+1]) );

        }
    }

    //++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++
    //    Description - This counter type shows how many items are processed, on average,
    //        during an operation. Counters of this type display a ratio of the items 
    //        processed (such as bytes sent) to the number of operations completed. The  
    //        ratio is calculated by comparing the number of items processed during the 
    //        last interval to the number of operations completed during the last interval. 
    // Generic type - Average
    //      Formula - (N1 - N0) / (D1 - D0), where the numerator (N) represents the number 
    //        of items processed during the last sample interval and the denominator (D) 
    //        represents the number of operations completed during the last two sample 
    //        intervals. 
    //    Average (Nx - N0) / (Dx - D0)  
    //    Example PhysicalDisk\ Avg. Disk Bytes/Transfer 
    //++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++
    private static Single MyComputeCounterValue(CounterSample s0, CounterSample s1)
    {
        Single numerator = (Single)s1.RawValue - (Single)s0.RawValue;
        Single denomenator = (Single)s1.BaseValue - (Single)s0.BaseValue;
        Single counterValue = numerator / denomenator;
        return(counterValue);
    }

    // Output information about the counter sample.
    private static void OutputSample(CounterSample s)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("\r\n+++++++++++");
        Console.WriteLine("Sample values - \r\n");
        Console.WriteLine("   BaseValue        = " + s.BaseValue);
        Console.WriteLine("   CounterFrequency = " + s.CounterFrequency);
        Console.WriteLine("   CounterTimeStamp = " + s.CounterTimeStamp);
        Console.WriteLine("   CounterType      = " + s.CounterType);
        Console.WriteLine("   RawValue         = " + s.RawValue);
        Console.WriteLine("   SystemFrequency  = " + s.SystemFrequency);
        Console.WriteLine("   TimeStamp        = " + s.TimeStamp);
        Console.WriteLine("   TimeStamp100nSec = " + s.TimeStamp100nSec);
        Console.WriteLine("++++++++++++++++++++++");
    }
}

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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