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SWbemObject.GetObjectText_ method

The GetObjectText_ method of the SWbemObject object returns a textual rendering of the object. This object can be used to display an object's contents. Currently, only the MOF syntax is supported as an output format. Notice that the MOF text returned does not contain all the information about the object; the MOF text contains only enough information for the MOF compiler to be able to re-create the original object. For instance, there is no information about the propagated qualifiers or the parent class properties.

For an explanation of this syntax, see Document Conventions for the Scripting API.


strMofText = .GetObjectText_( _
  [ ByVal iFlags ] _


iFlags [in, optional]

Reserved and must be 0 (zero) if specified.

Return value

If successful, this method returns a string that contains the output text.

Error codes

After the completion of the GetObjectText_ method, the Err object may contain one of the error codes in the following table.

Error (Name/Dec/Hex)Meaning
2147749889 (0x80041001)

Unspecified error.

2147749896 (0x80041008)

Invalid parameter was specified.

2147749894 (0x80041006)

Not enough memory to complete the operation.


For script code examples, see WMI Tasks for Scripts and Applications and the TechNet ScriptCenter Script Repository.


Minimum supported client

Windows XP

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003

Type library






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