GC.GetTotalMemory Method (Boolean)


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Retrieves the number of bytes currently thought to be allocated. A parameter indicates whether this method can wait a short interval before returning, to allow the system to collect garbage and finalize objects.

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

static member GetTotalMemory : 
        forceFullCollection:bool -> int64


Type: System.Boolean

true to indicate that this method can wait for garbage collection to occur before returning; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.Int64

A number that is the best available approximation of the number of bytes currently allocated in managed memory.

If the forceFullCollection parameter is true, this method waits a short interval before returning while the system collects garbage and finalizes objects. The duration of the interval is an internally specified limit determined by the number of garbage collection cycles completed and the change in the amount of memory recovered between cycles. The garbage collector does not guarantee that all inaccessible memory is collected.

The following example demonstrates how to use the GetTotalMemory method to get and display the number of bytes currently allocated in managed memory.

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Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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