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GCSettings.LatencyMode Property

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 enumeration values that specifies the latency mode.


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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP1, 2.0 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

  • SecurityCriticalAttribute 

    requires full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted or transparent code.

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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.