GCNotificationStatus Enumeration
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GCNotificationStatus Enumeration

 

Provides information about the current registration for notification of the next full garbage collection.

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

<SerializableAttribute>
Public Enumeration GCNotificationStatus

Member nameDescription
Canceled

The current registration was canceled by the user.

Failed

The notification failed for any reason.

NotApplicable

This result can be caused by the following: there is no current registration for a garbage collection notification, concurrent garbage collection is enabled, or the time specified for the millisecondsTimeout parameter has expired and no garbage collection notification was obtained. (See the runtime setting for information about how to disable concurrent garbage collection.)

Succeeded

The notification was successful and the registration was not canceled.

Timeout

The time specified by the millisecondsTimeout parameter for either GC.WaitForFullGCApproach(Int32) or GC.WaitForFullGCComplete(Int32) has elapsed.

Use the RegisterForFullGCNotification method to register for a full garbage collection notification. Then use the WaitForFullGCApproach method or the WaitForFullGCComplete method to return a GCNotificationStatus enumeration that contains the status of the notification.

The following example obtains a GCNotificationStatus enumeration from the WaitForFullGCApproach method. If the enumeration returns Succeeded, it calls the custom method OnFullGCApproachNotify to perform actions in response to the approaching full garbage collection. This code example is part of a larger example provided for Garbage Collection Notifications topic.

Public Shared Sub WaitForFullGCProc()

    While True
        ' CheckForNotify is set to true and false in Main.

        While checkForNotify
            ' Check for a notification of an approaching collection.
            Dim s As GCNotificationStatus = GC.WaitForFullGCApproach
            If (s = GCNotificationStatus.Succeeded) Then
                Console.WriteLine("GC Notification raised.")
                OnFullGCApproachNotify()
            ElseIf (s = GCNotificationStatus.Canceled) Then
                Console.WriteLine("GC Notification cancelled.")
                Exit While
            Else
                ' This can occur if a timeout period
                ' is specified for WaitForFullGCApproach(Timeout) 
                ' or WaitForFullGCComplete(Timeout)  
                ' and the time out period has elapsed. 
                Console.WriteLine("GC Notification not applicable.")
                Exit While
            End If

            ' Check for a notification of a completed collection.
            s = GC.WaitForFullGCComplete
            If (s = GCNotificationStatus.Succeeded) Then
                Console.WriteLine("GC Notifiction raised.")
                OnFullGCCompleteEndNotify()
            ElseIf (s = GCNotificationStatus.Canceled) Then
                Console.WriteLine("GC Notification cancelled.")
                Exit While
            Else
                ' Could be a time out.
                Console.WriteLine("GC Notification not applicable.")
                Exit While
            End If

        End While
        Thread.Sleep(500)
        ' FinalExit is set to true right before  
        ' the main thread cancelled notification.
        If finalExit Then
            Exit While
        End If

    End While
End Sub

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