Informs the runtime of a large allocation of unmanaged memory that should be taken into account when scheduling garbage collection.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
In determining when to schedule garbage collection, the runtime takes into account how much managed memory is allocated. If a small managed object allocates a large amount of unmanaged memory, the runtime takes into account only the managed memory, and thus underestimates the urgency of scheduling garbage collection. The method informs the runtime of this additional pressure on system memory.
In the simplest usage pattern, a managed object allocates unmanaged memory in the constructor and releases it in the Dispose or Finalize method. Call the method after allocating the unmanaged memory, and call the RemoveMemoryPressure method after releasing it.
In more complicated scenarios, where the unmanaged memory allocation changes substantially during the lifetime of the managed object, you can call the and RemoveMemoryPressure methods to communicate these incremental changes to the runtime.
You must ensure that you remove exactly the amount of pressure you add. Failing to do so can adversely affect the performance of the system in applications that run for long periods of time.
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.