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PowerStatus Class

Indicates current system power status information.

System.Object
  System.Windows.Forms.PowerStatus

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public class PowerStatus

The PowerStatus type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyBatteryChargeStatusGets the current battery charge status.
Public propertyBatteryFullLifetimeGets the reported full charge lifetime of the primary battery power source in seconds.
Public propertyBatteryLifePercentGets the approximate amount of full battery charge remaining.
Public propertyBatteryLifeRemainingGets the approximate number of seconds of battery time remaining.
Public propertyPowerLineStatusGets the current system power status.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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The PowerStatus class represents information about the current AC line power status, battery charging status, and battery charge status.

This class is used by the PowerStatus property of the SystemInformation class to indicate current system power information.

The following example lists all properties of the PowerStatus class in a ListBox control and displays the current value of the associated property in a TextBox control when a list item selected.

using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace PowerStatusBrowser
{
    public class PowerStatusBrowserForm : System.Windows.Forms.Form
    {
        private System.Windows.Forms.ListBox listBox1;
        private System.Windows.Forms.TextBox textBox1;        

        public PowerStatusBrowserForm()
        {
            this.SuspendLayout();
            InitForm();

            //Add each property of the PowerStatus class to the list box.
            Type t = typeof(System.Windows.Forms.PowerStatus);            
            PropertyInfo[] pi = t.GetProperties();            
            for( int i=0; i<pi.Length; i++ )
                listBox1.Items.Add( pi[i].Name );            
            textBox1.Text = "The PowerStatus class has "+pi.Length.ToString()+" properties.\r\n";

            // Configure the list item selected handler for the list box to invoke a  
            // method that displays the value of each property.           
            listBox1.SelectedIndexChanged += new EventHandler(listBox1_SelectedIndexChanged);
            this.ResumeLayout(false);
        }
		
        private void listBox1_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            // Return if no item is selected. 
            if( listBox1.SelectedIndex == -1 ) return;
            // Get the property name from the list item 
            string propname = listBox1.Text;

            // Display the value of the selected property of the PowerStatus type.
            Type t = typeof(System.Windows.Forms.PowerStatus);
            PropertyInfo[] pi = t.GetProperties();            
            PropertyInfo prop = null;
            for( int i=0; i<pi.Length; i++ )
                if( pi[i].Name == propname )
                {
                    prop = pi[i];
                    break;           
                }

            object propval = prop.GetValue(SystemInformation.PowerStatus, null);            
            textBox1.Text += "\r\nThe value of the "+propname+" property is: "+propval.ToString();
        }

        private void InitForm()
        {
            // Initialize the form settings 
            this.listBox1 = new System.Windows.Forms.ListBox();
            this.textBox1 = new System.Windows.Forms.TextBox();            
            this.listBox1.Anchor = ((System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles)((((System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles.Top | System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles.Bottom) 
                | System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles.Left) | System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles.Right)));
            this.listBox1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(8, 16);
            this.listBox1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(172, 496);
            this.listBox1.TabIndex = 0;            
            this.textBox1.Anchor = ((System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles)(((System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles.Top | System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles.Bottom) 
                | System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles.Right)));
            this.textBox1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(188, 16);
            this.textBox1.Multiline = true;
            this.textBox1.ScrollBars = System.Windows.Forms.ScrollBars.Vertical;           
            this.textBox1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(420, 496);
            this.textBox1.TabIndex = 1;            
            this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(616, 525);            
            this.Controls.Add(this.textBox1);
            this.Controls.Add(this.listBox1);            
            this.Text = "Select a PowerStatus property to get the value of";                   
        }

        [STAThread]
        static void Main() 
        {
            Application.Run(new PowerStatusBrowserForm());
        }
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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