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EventWatcherOptions Class

Specifies options for management event watching.

Namespace: System.Management
Assembly: System.Management (in system.management.dll)

public class EventWatcherOptions : ManagementOptions
public class EventWatcherOptions extends ManagementOptions
public class EventWatcherOptions extends ManagementOptions

The following example shows how the client receives notification when an instance of Win32_Process is created because the event class is __InstanceCreationEvent. For more information, see the Windows Management Instrumentation documentation in the MSDN Library at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library. The client receives events synchronously by calling the WaitForNextEvent method. This example can be tested by starting a process, such as Notepad, while the example code is running.

using System;
using System.Management;

// This example shows synchronous consumption of events. 
// The client is blocked while waiting for events. 

public class EventWatcherPolling 
{
    public static int Main(string[] args) 
    {
        // Create event query to be notified within 1 second of 
        // a change in a service
        string query = "SELECT * FROM" +
            " __InstanceCreationEvent WITHIN 1 " + 
            "WHERE TargetInstance isa \"Win32_Process\"";

        // Event options
        EventWatcherOptions eventOptions = new
            EventWatcherOptions();
        eventOptions.Timeout = System.TimeSpan.MaxValue;

        // Initialize an event watcher and subscribe to events 
        // that match this query
        ManagementEventWatcher watcher =
            new ManagementEventWatcher("root\\CIMV2", query,
            eventOptions);
      
        // Block until the next event occurs 
        // Note: this can be done in a loop if waiting for 
        //        more than one occurrence
        Console.WriteLine(
            "Open an application (notepad.exe) to trigger an event.");
        ManagementBaseObject e = watcher.WaitForNextEvent();

        //Display information from the event
        Console.WriteLine(
            "Process {0} has been created, path is: {1}", 
            ((ManagementBaseObject)e
            ["TargetInstance"])["Name"],
            ((ManagementBaseObject)e
            ["TargetInstance"])["ExecutablePath"]);

        //Cancel the subscription
        watcher.Stop();
        return 0;
    }
}

System.Object
   System.Management.ManagementOptions
    System.Management.EventWatcherOptions
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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