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ManagementClass.GetInstances Method (EnumerationOptions)

Returns the collection of all instances of the class using the specified options.

Namespace:  System.Management
Assembly:  System.Management (in System.Management.dll)
public ManagementObjectCollection GetInstances(
	EnumerationOptions options
)

Parameters

options
Type: System.Management.EnumerationOptions

The additional operation options.

Return Value

Type: System.Management.ManagementObjectCollection
A collection of the ManagementObject objects representing the instances of the class, according to the specified options.

.NET Framework Security

Full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code. For more information, see Using Libraries from Partially Trusted Code.

The following example shows how to initialize a ManagementClass variable with a ManagementClass constructor and then get all the instances of a WMI class and its subclasses.

using System;
using System.Management;

public class Sample 
{    
    public static void Main() 
    {
        EnumerationOptions opt = new EnumerationOptions();
        // Will enumerate instances of the given class and any subclasses.
        opt.EnumerateDeep = true;
        ManagementClass c = new ManagementClass("CIM_Service");
        foreach (ManagementObject o in c.GetInstances(opt))
            Console.WriteLine(o["Name"]);

    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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.

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