This blog is targeted at beginning / novice programmers for the Visual Basic (VB) language.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Why is Garbage Collection uncontrollable?

This is partially true. The Garbage Collection is a set of classes that is a part of .NET Framework’s Common Language Runtime (CLR). The reason it is percieved as being uncontrollable is because Microsoft uses the Garbage Collection classes at unknown times. Thus, it is unpredictable. The part that is untrue of this class being uncontrollable is that the developer can call its methods at anytime and force the Garbage Collection to occur.

If you would like to read more detail of how to do this and how the Garbage Collection class works you can read a detailed summary I have prepared of the Garbage Collection class in another blog called “A brief look at Garbage Collection”. I would recommend reading the blog because the Garbage Collection class affects each developer regardless of chosen programming language.

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