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HandleCollector Class

Tracks outstanding handles and forces a garbage collection when the specified threshold is reached.

System.Object
  System.Runtime.InteropServices.HandleCollector

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

public sealed class HandleCollector

The HandleCollector type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodHandleCollector(String, Int32)Initializes a new instance of the HandleCollector class using a name and a threshold at which to begin handle collection.
Public methodHandleCollector(String, Int32, Int32)Initializes a new instance of the HandleCollector class using a name, a threshold at which to begin handle collection, and a threshold at which handle collection must occur.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyCountGets the number of handles collected.
Public propertyInitialThresholdGets a value that specifies the point at which collections should begin.
Public propertyMaximumThresholdGets a value that specifies the point at which collections must occur.
Public propertyNameGets the name of a HandleCollector object.
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  NameDescription
Public methodAddIncrements the current handle count.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodRemoveDecrements the current handle count.
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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The HandleCollector class keeps track of a limited number of handles to unmanaged resources. Typically, unmanaged resources include handles to HDCs, HWnds, and so on.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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