GC.Collect Method

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Induces an immediate garbage collection of all generations.

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


<SecuritySafeCriticalAttribute> _
Public Shared Sub Collect
public static void Collect()


Because Silverlight-based applications generally do not have control of a whole process, calling this method is rarely needed.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.