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PeakPagedMemorySize64 Property

Process.PeakPagedMemorySize64 Property

Gets the maximum amount of memory in the virtual memory paging file, in bytes, used by the associated process.

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

<MonitoringDescriptionAttribute("ProcessPeakPagedMemorySize")> _
<ComVisibleAttribute(False)> _
Public ReadOnly Property PeakPagedMemorySize64 As Long

Property Value

Type: System.Int64
The maximum amount of memory, in bytes, allocated in the virtual memory paging file for the associated process since it was started.


The platform is Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me), which does not support this property.

The value returned by this property value represents the maximum size of memory in the virtual memory paging file used by the process since it started, in bytes. The operating system uses the virtual memory paging file in conjunction with physical memory to manage the virtual address space for each process. When pageable memory is not in use, it can be transferred to the virtual memory paging file on disk.

This property can be used to monitor memory usage on computers with 32-bit processors or 64-bit processors. The property value is equivalent to the Page File Bytes Peak performance counter for the process.

Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition Platform Note: This property is not supported on Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me).

The following code example starts an instance of the Notepad application. The example then retrieves and displays various properties of the associated process. The example detects when the process exits, and displays its exit code and peak memory statistics.

Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Namespace ProcessSample
    Class ProcessMonitorSample

        Public Shared Sub Main()

            ' Define variables to track the peak 
            ' memory usage of the process. 
            Dim peakPagedMem As Long = 0
            Dim peakWorkingSet As Long = 0
            Dim peakVirtualMem As Long = 0

            Dim myProcess As Process = Nothing 


                ' Start the process.
                myProcess = Process.Start("NotePad.exe")

                ' Display process statistics until 
                ' the user closes the program. 

                    If Not myProcess.HasExited Then 

                        ' Refresh the current process property values.


                        ' Display current process statistics.

                        Console.WriteLine("{0} -", myProcess.ToString())

                        Console.WriteLine("  physical memory usage: {0}", _
                        Console.WriteLine("  base priority: {0}", _
                        Console.WriteLine("  priority class: {0}", _
                        Console.WriteLine("  user processor time: {0}", _
                        Console.WriteLine("  privileged processor time: {0}", _
                        Console.WriteLine("  total processor time: {0}", _
                        Console.WriteLine("  PagedSystemMemorySize64: {0}", _
                        Console.WriteLine("  PagedMemorySize64: {0}", _

                        ' Update the values for the overall peak memory statistics.
                        peakPagedMem = myProcess.PeakPagedMemorySize64
                        peakVirtualMem = myProcess.PeakVirtualMemorySize64
                        peakWorkingSet = myProcess.PeakWorkingSet64

                        If myProcess.Responding Then
                            Console.WriteLine("Status = Running")
                            Console.WriteLine("Status = Not Responding")
                        End If 
                    End If 
                Loop While Not myProcess.WaitForExit(1000)

                Console.WriteLine("Process exit code: {0}", myProcess.ExitCode)

                ' Display peak memory statistics for the process.
                Console.WriteLine("Peak physical memory usage of the process: {0}", _
                Console.WriteLine("Peak paged memory usage of the process: {0}", _
                Console.WriteLine("Peak virtual memory usage of the process: {0}", _

                If Not myProcess Is Nothing Then
                End If 
            End Try 
        End Sub 'Main
    End Class 
End Namespace

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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