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PerformanceCounter Methods

The methods of the PerformanceCounter class are listed here. For a complete list of PerformanceCounter class members, see the PerformanceCounter Members topic.

Public Methods

public methodBeginInit Begins the initialization of a PerformanceCounter instance used on a form or by another component. The initialization occurs at runtime.
public methodClose Closes the performance counter and frees all the resources allocated by this performance counter instance.
public methodstatic (Shared in Visual Basic)CloseSharedResources Frees the performance counter library shared state allocated by the counters.
public methodCreateObjRef (inherited from MarshalByRefObject) Creates an object that contains all the relevant information required to generate a proxy used to communicate with a remote object.
public methodDecrement Decrements the associated performance counter by one through an efficient atomic operation.
public methodDispose (inherited from Component) Overloaded. Releases the resources used by the Component.
public methodEndInit Ends the initialization of a PerformanceCounter instance that is used on a form or by another component. The initialization occurs at runtime.
public methodEquals (inherited from Object) Overloaded. Determines whether two Object instances are equal.
public methodGetHashCode (inherited from Object) Serves as a hash function for a particular type, suitable for use in hashing algorithms and data structures like a hash table.
public methodGetLifetimeService (inherited from MarshalByRefObject) Retrieves the current lifetime service object that controls the lifetime policy for this instance.
public methodGetType (inherited from Object) Gets the Type of the current instance.
public methodIncrement Increments the associated performance counter by one through an efficient atomic operation.
public methodIncrementBy Increments or decrements the value of the associated performance counter by a specified amount through an efficient atomic operation.
public methodInitializeLifetimeService (inherited from MarshalByRefObject) Obtains a lifetime service object to control the lifetime policy for this instance.
public methodNextSample Obtains a counter sample, and returns the raw, or uncalculated, value for it.
public methodNextValue Obtains a counter sample and returns the calculated value for it.
public methodRemoveInstance Deletes the category instance specified by the PerformanceCounter object InstanceName property.
public methodToString (inherited from Object) Returns a String that represents the current Object.

Protected Methods

protected methodDispose Overloaded. Overridden. See Component.Dispose.
protected methodFinalize (inherited from Component) Overridden. Releases unmanaged resources and performs other cleanup operations before the Component is reclaimed by garbage collection.

In C# and C++, finalizers are expressed using destructor syntax.

protected methodGetService (inherited from Component) Returns an object that represents a service provided by the Component or by its Container.
protected methodMemberwiseClone (inherited from Object) Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

See Also

PerformanceCounter Class | System.Diagnostics Namespace

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