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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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8.6. The System.GC Type

The base class libraries provide a class type named System.GC that allows you to programmatically interact with the garbage collector using a set of static members. Now, do be very aware that you will seldom (if ever) need to make use of this class directly in your code. Typically, the only time you will use the members of System.GC is when you are creating classes that make internal use of unmanaged resources. This could be the case if you are building a class that makes calls into the Windows C-based API using the .NET platform invocation protocol, or perhaps due to some very low level and complicated COM interop logic. Table 8-1 provides a rundown of some of the more interesting members (consult the .NET Framework ...

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