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Pro C# 7: With .NET and .NET Core by Philip Japikse, Andrew Troelsen

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© Andrew Troelsen and Philip Japikse 2017

Andrew Troelsen and Philip Japikse, Pro C# 7, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3018-3_13

13. Understanding Object Lifetime

Andrew Troelsen and Philip Japikse2

(1)Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

(2)West Chester, Ohio, USA

At this point in the book, you have learned a great deal about how to build custom class types using C#. Now you will see how the CLR manages allocated class instances (aka objects) via garbage collection. C# programmers never directly deallocate a managed object from memory (recall there is no delete keyword in the C# language). Rather, .NET objects are allocated to a region of memory termed the managed heap, where they will be automatically destroyed by the garbage collector “sometime in ...

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