System.Runtime.GCLatencyMode Enumeration

Adjusts the time that the garbage collector intrudes in your application.


public enum GCLatencyMode


You can adjust the intrusiveness of garbage collection in your application by setting the GCSettings.LatencyMode property to one of the enumeration values.

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


Member NameDescription

Disables garbage collection concurrency and reclaims objects in a batch call. This is the most intrusive mode.


Enables garbage collection concurrency and reclaims objects while the application is running. This is the default mode for garbage collection on a workstation and is less intrusive than GCLatencyMode.Batch. It balances responsiveness with throughput.


Enables garbage collection that is more conservative in reclaiming objects. Full collections occur only if the system is under memory pressure, whereas generation 0 and generation 1 collections might occur more frequently


Enables garbage collection that tries to minimize latency over an extended period. The collector tries to perform only generation 0, generation 1, and concurrent generation 2 collections. Full blocking collections may still occur if the system is under memory pressure.


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