GCCollectionMode Enumeration
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GCCollectionMode Enumeration

Specifies the behavior for a forced garbage collection.

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

public enum GCCollectionMode

Member nameDescription
DefaultThe default setting for this enumeration, which is currently Forced.
ForcedForces the garbage collection to occur immediately.
OptimizedAllows the garbage collector to determine whether the current time is optimal to reclaim objects.

Use the GC.Collect method overload to specify the GCCollectionMode value.

The following example forces a garbage collection for generation 2 objects with the Optimized setting.

using System;

class Program
    static void Main(string[] args)
        GC.Collect(2, GCCollectionMode.Optimized);

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

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