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Is there any way to detect memory usage of a .net application while running and implement internal memory flushing/freeing (i.e. limit my application to use 500mb ram through configuration) obviously the freeing would be done by yourself.
Posted 1-Oct-12 3:42am
Mehdi Gholam288.7K
Manfred R. Bihy at 1-Oct-12 9:55am
Yes, there is. Come on, google broken again or what? (+3) :P You ought to know better than coming here with a "question" like that!
Mehdi Gholam at 1-Oct-12 10:12am
Everyone slips up every now and again :)
Manfred R. Bihy at 1-Oct-12 10:31am
No worries! Sh*t happens as they say. ;)

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Solution 1

You can check the memory usage of any process:

If it reaches a certain size you can dispose of unwanted objects and call garbage collection.

System.Diagnostics.Process p = System.Diagnostics.Process.GetCurrentProcess();
long memory = p.PrivateMemorySize64;
if(memory > 500 * 1024 * 1024)
  //dispose of unwanted object

Although from my experience GC.Collect() doesn't always work when you ask it too. The process memory may keep growing until the framework decides it need to free up some space.
Mehdi Gholam at 1-Oct-12 10:14am
Yes, although this would imply polling, I was really after some way of getting an event or even when the GC is about to fire.
Stephen Hewison at 1-Oct-12 10:38am
Yes, and I hate to get almost philosophical, but don't all events begin with a poll? It's just us spoilt 3rd generation language developers aren't used to having manage it.

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