Enabling server garbage collection in a VSTO Excel document level add-in RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible to enable the server garbage collection in a VSTO document level add-in for Excel? I'm using VS2010 with a Excel 2010 Workbook project and added an app.config to the project with:

        <gcServer enabled="true"/>

    This creates the ExcelWorkbook.dll.config with the setting but checking System.Runtime.GCSettings.IsServerGC at runtime reports false.

    When I did the same thing in a console, WPF, or Forms application project, IsServerGC was true and working. Trying the same thing in VS2015 also produced the same results.

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 8:45 PM

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  • Hello,

    You need to create or modify the .config file for the host application, not document.

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    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:15 PM
  • Can that be done for Excel and VSTO?  I've tried making an excel.exe.config in the office directory but that didn't do anything.
    Thursday, December 15, 2016 10:40 PM
  • Hi,

    The configuration to set gcServer does not work for me too.

    I have checked the related documents and searched a lot, but still failed to find any document about the configuration of Office server garbage collection. I think we could not enable it for Office.



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    Monday, December 19, 2016 7:14 AM