GCCollectionMode and GCSettings.LatencyMode in Orcas

Sat, March 17, 2007, 05:00 PM under dotNET | Orcas
Some blogs have reported that there are performance improvements in the Garbage Collector that ships with Orcas. That is slightly inaccurate. What is new is the ability to have finer control over the GC, including the ability to suggest to it that it should not run during the execution of a time critical phase (e.g. code block) of your choice (I know some guys that would love that in the .NET Compact Framework but this is a full framework feature only).

I was going to do a proper write up on the additions (1 method, 1 property and 1 enumeration) but Chris beat me to it and, given that he officially tests the feature, he certainly knows a lot more about it than me so go read about the new GC collection modes here and the new GC latency modes here.