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PerformanceCounterInstanceLifetime Enumeration

Specifies the lifetime of a performance counter instance.

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

public enum PerformanceCounterInstanceLifetime

Member nameDescription
GlobalRemove the performance counter instance when no counters are using the process category.
ProcessRemove the performance counter instance when the process is closed.

The default behavior is Global, which specifies the removal of the performance counter instance when no counters are using the process category.

NoteNote

If the performance CategoryType property is SingleInstance, the InstanceLifetime value for the performance counter must be Global.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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.
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