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CounterCreationDataCollection Class

Provides a strongly typed collection of CounterCreationData objects.

For a list of all members of this type, see CounterCreationDataCollection Members.

System.Object
   System.Collections.CollectionBase
      System.Diagnostics.CounterCreationDataCollection

[Visual Basic]
<Serializable>
Public Class CounterCreationDataCollection
   Inherits CollectionBase
[C#]
[Serializable]
public class CounterCreationDataCollection : CollectionBase
[C++]
[Serializable]
public __gc class CounterCreationDataCollection : public
   CollectionBase
[JScript]
public
   Serializable
class CounterCreationDataCollection extends CollectionBase

Thread Safety

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

Example

[Visual Basic] 
Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Collections.Specialized
Imports System.Diagnostics

 _

Public Class App
   
   Private Shared PC As PerformanceCounter
   Private Shared BPC As PerformanceCounter
   
   
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      
      Dim samplesList As New ArrayList()
      
      SetupCategory()
      CreateCounters()
      CollectSamples(samplesList)
      CalculateResults(samplesList)
   End Sub 'Main
    
   
   
   Private Shared Function SetupCategory() As Boolean
      If Not PerformanceCounterCategory.Exists("AverageCounter64SampleCategory") Then
         
         Dim CCDC As New CounterCreationDataCollection()
         
         ' Add the counter.
         Dim averageCount64 As New CounterCreationData()
         averageCount64.CounterType = PerformanceCounterType.AverageCount64
         averageCount64.CounterName = "AverageCounter64Sample"
         CCDC.Add(averageCount64)
         
         ' Add the base counter.
         Dim averageCount64Base As New CounterCreationData()
         averageCount64Base.CounterType = PerformanceCounterType.AverageBase
         averageCount64Base.CounterName = "AverageCounter64SampleBase"
         CCDC.Add(averageCount64Base)
         
         ' Create the category.
         PerformanceCounterCategory.Create("AverageCounter64SampleCategory", "Demonstrates usage of the AverageCounter64 performance counter type.", CCDC)
         
         Return True
      Else
         Console.WriteLine("Category exists - AverageCounter64SampleCategory")
         Return False
      End If
   End Function 'SetupCategory
   
   
   Private Shared Sub CreateCounters()
      ' Create the counters.

      PC = New PerformanceCounter("AverageCounter64SampleCategory", "AverageCounter64Sample", False)
      
      BPC = New PerformanceCounter("AverageCounter64SampleCategory", "AverageCounter64SampleBase", False)
      
      
      PC.RawValue = 0
      BPC.RawValue = 0
   End Sub 'CreateCounters
   
   
   Private Shared Sub CollectSamples(samplesList As ArrayList)
      
      Dim r As New Random(DateTime.Now.Millisecond)
      
      ' Loop for the samples.
      Dim j As Integer
      For j = 0 To 99
         
         Dim value As Integer = r.Next(1, 10)
         Console.Write((j + " = " + value))
         
         PC.IncrementBy(value)
         
         BPC.Increment()
         
         If j Mod 10 = 9 Then
            OutputSample(PC.NextSample())
            samplesList.Add(PC.NextSample())
         Else
            Console.WriteLine()
         End If 
         System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(50)
      Next j
   End Sub 'CollectSamples
    
   
   Private Shared Sub CalculateResults(samplesList As ArrayList)
      Dim i As Integer
      For i = 0 To (samplesList.Count - 1) - 1
         ' Output the sample.
         OutputSample(CType(samplesList(i), CounterSample))
         OutputSample(CType(samplesList((i + 1)), CounterSample))
         
         ' Use .NET to calculate the counter value.
         Console.WriteLine((".NET computed counter value = " + CounterSampleCalculator.ComputeCounterValue(CType(samplesList(i), CounterSample), CType(samplesList((i + 1)), CounterSample))))
         
         ' Calculate the counter value manually.
         Console.WriteLine(("My computed counter value = " + MyComputeCounterValue(CType(samplesList(i), CounterSample), CType(samplesList((i + 1)), CounterSample))))
      Next i
   End Sub 'CalculateResults
   
   
   
   
   '++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++
   '    Description - This counter type shows how many items are processed, on average,
   '        during an operation. Counters of this type display a ratio of the items 
   '        processed (such as bytes sent) to the number of operations completed. The  
   '        ratio is calculated by comparing the number of items processed during the 
   '        last interval to the number of operations completed during the last interval. 
   ' Generic type - Average
   '      Formula - (N1 - N0) / (D1 - D0), where the numerator (N) represents the number 
   '        of items processed during the last sample interval and the denominator (D) 
   '        represents the number of operations completed during the last two sample 
   '        intervals. 
   '    Average (Nx - N0) / (Dx - D0)  
   '    Example PhysicalDisk\ Avg. Disk Bytes/Transfer 
   '++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++
   Private Shared Function MyComputeCounterValue(s0 As CounterSample, s1 As CounterSample) As [Single]
      Dim numerator As [Single] = CType(s1.RawValue, [Single]) - CType(s0.RawValue, [Single])
      Dim denomenator As [Single] = CType(s1.BaseValue, [Single]) - CType(s0.BaseValue, [Single])
      Dim counterValue As [Single] = numerator / denomenator
      Return counterValue
   End Function 'MyComputeCounterValue
   
   
   ' Output information about the counter sample.
   Private Shared Sub OutputSample(s As CounterSample)
      Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Lf + ControlChars.Cr + "+++++++++++")
      Console.WriteLine("Sample values - " + ControlChars.Lf + ControlChars.Cr)
      Console.WriteLine(("   BaseValue        = " + s.BaseValue))
      Console.WriteLine(("   CounterFrequency = " + s.CounterFrequency))
      Console.WriteLine(("   CounterTimeStamp = " + s.CounterTimeStamp))
      Console.WriteLine(("   CounterType      = " + s.CounterType))
      Console.WriteLine(("   RawValue         = " + s.RawValue))
      Console.WriteLine(("   SystemFrequency  = " + s.SystemFrequency))
      Console.WriteLine(("   TimeStamp        = " + s.TimeStamp))
      Console.WriteLine(("   TimeStamp100nSec = " + s.TimeStamp100nSec))
      Console.WriteLine("++++++++++++++++++++++")
   End Sub 'OutputSample
End Class 'App

[C#] 

using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Specialized;
using System.Diagnostics;

public class App {

    private static PerformanceCounter PC;
    private static PerformanceCounter BPC;

    public static void Main()
    {    
    
        ArrayList samplesList = new ArrayList();

        SetupCategory();
        CreateCounters();
        CollectSamples(samplesList);
        CalculateResults(samplesList);

    }
    

    private static bool SetupCategory()
    {        
        if ( !PerformanceCounterCategory.Exists("AverageCounter64SampleCategory") ) 
        {

            CounterCreationDataCollection CCDC = new CounterCreationDataCollection();
            
            // Add the counter.
            CounterCreationData averageCount64 = new CounterCreationData();
            averageCount64.CounterType = PerformanceCounterType.AverageCount64;
            averageCount64.CounterName = "AverageCounter64Sample";
            CCDC.Add(averageCount64);
            
            // Add the base counter.
            CounterCreationData averageCount64Base = new CounterCreationData();
            averageCount64Base.CounterType = PerformanceCounterType.AverageBase;
            averageCount64Base.CounterName = "AverageCounter64SampleBase";
            CCDC.Add(averageCount64Base);

            // Create the category.
            PerformanceCounterCategory.Create("AverageCounter64SampleCategory", 
                "Demonstrates usage of the AverageCounter64 performance counter type.", 
                CCDC);
                
            return(true);
        }
        else
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Category exists - AverageCounter64SampleCategory");
            return(false);
        }
    }
    
    private static void CreateCounters()
    {
        // Create the counters.

        PC = new PerformanceCounter("AverageCounter64SampleCategory", 
            "AverageCounter64Sample", 
            false);
        

        BPC = new PerformanceCounter("AverageCounter64SampleCategory", 
            "AverageCounter64SampleBase", 
            false);
        
        
        PC.RawValue=0;
        BPC.RawValue=0;
    }
    
    private static void CollectSamples(ArrayList samplesList)
    {
        
        Random r = new Random( DateTime.Now.Millisecond );

        // Loop for the samples.
        for (int j = 0; j < 100; j++) 
        {
            
            int value = r.Next(1, 10);
            Console.Write(j + " = " + value);

            PC.IncrementBy(value);

            BPC.Increment();

            if ((j % 10) == 9) 
            {
                OutputSample(PC.NextSample());
                samplesList.Add( PC.NextSample() );
            }
            else
                Console.WriteLine();
            
            System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(50);
        }

    }
    
    private static void CalculateResults(ArrayList samplesList)
    {
        for(int i = 0; i < (samplesList.Count - 1); i++)
        {
            // Output the sample.
            OutputSample( (CounterSample)samplesList[i] );
            OutputSample( (CounterSample)samplesList[i+1] );

            // Use .NET to calculate the counter value.
            Console.WriteLine(".NET computed counter value = " +
                CounterSampleCalculator.ComputeCounterValue((CounterSample)samplesList[i],
                (CounterSample)samplesList[i+1]) );

            // Calculate the counter value manually.
            Console.WriteLine("My computed counter value = " + 
                MyComputeCounterValue((CounterSample)samplesList[i],
                (CounterSample)samplesList[i+1]) );

        }
    }
    
    
    //++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++
    //    Description - This counter type shows how many items are processed, on average,
    //        during an operation. Counters of this type display a ratio of the items 
    //        processed (such as bytes sent) to the number of operations completed. The  
    //        ratio is calculated by comparing the number of items processed during the 
    //        last interval to the number of operations completed during the last interval. 
    // Generic type - Average
    //      Formula - (N1 - N0) / (D1 - D0), where the numerator (N) represents the number 
    //        of items processed during the last sample interval and the denominator (D) 
    //        represents the number of operations completed during the last two sample 
    //        intervals. 
    //    Average (Nx - N0) / (Dx - D0)  
    //    Example PhysicalDisk\ Avg. Disk Bytes/Transfer 
    //++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++
    private static Single MyComputeCounterValue(CounterSample s0, CounterSample s1)
    {
        Single numerator = (Single)s1.RawValue - (Single)s0.RawValue;
        Single denomenator = (Single)s1.BaseValue - (Single)s0.BaseValue;
        Single counterValue = numerator / denomenator;
        return(counterValue);
    }
        
    // Output information about the counter sample.
    private static void OutputSample(CounterSample s)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("\r\n+++++++++++");
        Console.WriteLine("Sample values - \r\n");
        Console.WriteLine("   BaseValue        = " + s.BaseValue);
        Console.WriteLine("   CounterFrequency = " + s.CounterFrequency);
        Console.WriteLine("   CounterTimeStamp = " + s.CounterTimeStamp);
        Console.WriteLine("   CounterType      = " + s.CounterType);
        Console.WriteLine("   RawValue         = " + s.RawValue);
        Console.WriteLine("   SystemFrequency  = " + s.SystemFrequency);
        Console.WriteLine("   TimeStamp        = " + s.TimeStamp);
        Console.WriteLine("   TimeStamp100nSec = " + s.TimeStamp100nSec);
        Console.WriteLine("++++++++++++++++++++++");
    }
}

[C++] 
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
using namespace System::Collections::Specialized;
using namespace System::Diagnostics;

// Output information about the counter sample.
void OutputSample(CounterSample s) {
    Console::WriteLine(S"\r\n+++++++++++");
    Console::WriteLine(S"Sample values - \r\n");
    Console::WriteLine(S"   BaseValue        = {0}", __box(s.BaseValue));
    Console::WriteLine(S"   CounterFrequency = {0}", __box(s.CounterFrequency));
    Console::WriteLine(S"   CounterTimeStamp = {0}", __box(s.CounterTimeStamp));
    Console::WriteLine(S"   CounterType      = {0}", __box(s.CounterType));
    Console::WriteLine(S"   RawValue         = {0}", __box(s.RawValue));
    Console::WriteLine(S"   SystemFrequency  = {0}", __box(s.SystemFrequency));
    Console::WriteLine(S"   TimeStamp        = {0}", __box(s.TimeStamp));
    Console::WriteLine(S"   TimeStamp100nSec = {0}", __box(s.TimeStamp100nSec));
    Console::WriteLine(S"++++++++++++++++++++++");
}

//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++
//    Description - This counter type shows how many items are processed, on average,
//        during an operation. Counters of this type display a ratio of the items 
//        processed (such as bytes sent) to the number of operations completed. The  
//        ratio is calculated by comparing the number of items processed during the 
//        last interval to the number of operations completed during the last interval. 
// Generic type - Average
//      Formula - (N1 - N0) / (D1 - D0), where the numerator (N) represents the number 
//        of items processed during the last sample interval and the denominator (D) 
//        represents the number of operations completed during the last two sample 
//        intervals. 
//    Average (Nx - N0) / (Dx - D0)  
//    Example PhysicalDisk\ Avg. Disk Bytes/Transfer 
//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++//++++++++
float MyComputeCounterValue(CounterSample s0, CounterSample s1) {
    float numerator = (float)s1.RawValue - (float)s0.RawValue;
    float denomenator = (float)s1.BaseValue - (float)s0.BaseValue;
    float counterValue = numerator / denomenator;
    return(counterValue);
}

bool SetupCategory() {        
    if (!PerformanceCounterCategory::Exists(S"AverageCounter64SampleCategory")) {

        CounterCreationDataCollection* CCDC = new CounterCreationDataCollection();

        // Add the counter.
        CounterCreationData* averageCount64 = new CounterCreationData();
        averageCount64->CounterType = PerformanceCounterType::AverageCount64;
        averageCount64->CounterName = S"AverageCounter64Sample";
        CCDC->Add(averageCount64);

        // Add the base counter.
        CounterCreationData* averageCount64Base = new CounterCreationData();
        averageCount64Base->CounterType = PerformanceCounterType::AverageBase;
        averageCount64Base->CounterName = S"AverageCounter64SampleBase";
        CCDC->Add(averageCount64Base);

        // Create the category.
        PerformanceCounterCategory::Create(S"AverageCounter64SampleCategory", 
            S"Demonstrates usage of the AverageCounter64 performance counter type.", 
            CCDC);

        return(true);
    } else {
        Console::WriteLine(S"Category exists - AverageCounter64SampleCategory");
        return(false);
    }
}

void CreateCounters(PerformanceCounter*& PC, PerformanceCounter*& BPC) {
    // Create the counters.

    PC = new PerformanceCounter(S"AverageCounter64SampleCategory", 
        S"AverageCounter64Sample", false);
    BPC = new PerformanceCounter(S"AverageCounter64SampleCategory", 
        S"AverageCounter64SampleBase", false);

    PC->RawValue=0;
    BPC->RawValue=0;
}

void CollectSamples(ArrayList* samplesList, PerformanceCounter* PC, PerformanceCounter* BPC) {

    Random* r = new Random(DateTime::Now.Millisecond);

    // Loop for the samples.
    for (int j = 0; j < 100; j++) {

        int value = r->Next(1, 10);
        Console::Write(S"{0} = {1}", __box(j), __box(value));

        PC->IncrementBy(value);

        BPC->Increment();

        if ((j % 10) == 9) {
            OutputSample(PC->NextSample());
            samplesList->Add(__box(PC->NextSample()));
        } else
            Console::WriteLine();

        System::Threading::Thread::Sleep(50);
    }
}

void CalculateResults(ArrayList* samplesList) {
    for (int i = 0; i < (samplesList->Count - 1); i++) {
        // Output the sample.
        OutputSample(*__try_cast<__box CounterSample*>(samplesList->Item[i]));
        OutputSample(*__try_cast<__box CounterSample*>(samplesList->Item[i+1]));

        // Use .NET to calculate the counter value.
        Console::WriteLine(S".NET computed counter value = {0}",
            __box(CounterSampleCalculator::ComputeCounterValue(
            *__try_cast<__box CounterSample*>(samplesList->Item[i]), 
            *__try_cast<__box CounterSample*>(samplesList->Item[i+1]))));

        // Calculate the counter value manually.
        Console::WriteLine(S"My computed counter value = {0}", 
            __box(MyComputeCounterValue(
            *__try_cast<__box CounterSample*>(samplesList->Item[i]),
            *__try_cast<__box CounterSample*>(samplesList->Item[i+1]))));
    }
}

int main() {    
    ArrayList* samplesList = new ArrayList();
    PerformanceCounter* PC;
    PerformanceCounter* BPC;

    SetupCategory();
    CreateCounters(PC, BPC);
    CollectSamples(samplesList, PC, BPC);
    CalculateResults(samplesList);
}

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Requirements

Namespace: System.Diagnostics

Platforms: Windows NT Server 4.0, Windows NT Workstation 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

Assembly: System (in System.dll)

See Also

CounterCreationDataCollection Members | System.Diagnostics Namespace

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