InstanceLifetime Property

PerformanceCounter.InstanceLifetime Property


Gets or sets the lifetime of a process.

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

public PerformanceCounterInstanceLifetime InstanceLifetime { get; set; }

Exception Condition

The value set is not a member of the PerformanceCounterInstanceLifetime enumeration.


InstanceLifetime is set after the PerformanceCounter has been initialized.

If the performance counter category is created with the .NET Framework version 1.0 or 1.1, it uses global shared memory, and the value for InstanceLifetime must be Global. If the category is not used by applications running on versions 1.0 or 1.1 of the .NET Framework, delete and recreate the category.


If the value of the CounterType property is SingleInstance, the InstanceLifetime value for the performance counter must be Global.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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