Application #58. Read and Write Performance Counters

Performance counters provide an extremely valuable mechanism for monitoring the performance and health of a machine or a specific application. Your applications can even create their own custom counters in which to output detailed performance metrics.

Building Upon...

Application #1: Use Arrays

Application #7: Object-Oriented Features

New Concepts

The System.Diagnostics namespace contains classes for working with performance counters. Counters are organized into categories, and there can be multiple instances within a category. Each instance contains its own set of counters. For example, there is a category named .NET CLR Data. This category maintains a default instance named _global_

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