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GCSettings.LatencyMode Property

Updated: October 2009

Gets or sets the current latency mode for garbage collection.

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

public static GCLatencyMode LatencyMode { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Runtime.GCLatencyMode
One of the GCLatencyMode values.


GCLatencyMode is set to an invalid value.

You can reduce the level of intrusiveness of garbage collection in your application by setting the GCLatencyMode to LowLatency during critical operations. After such operations are completed, return to a higher latency mode so that more objects can be reclaimed to increase memory.

See Latency Modes for a discussion of how the runtime configuration settings for garbage collection affect the default value of the GCLatencyMode enumeration.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP1, 2.0 SP1




October 2009

Added exception.

Information enhancement.