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ManagementClass.Derivation Property

Gets an array containing all WMI classes in the inheritance hierarchy from this class to the top of the hierarchy.

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

public StringCollection Derivation { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Collections.Specialized.StringCollection
A string collection containing the names of all WMI classes in the inheritance hierarchy of this class.

This property is read-only.

.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 classes in the inheritance hierarchy from the WMI class passed into the constructor, to the top of the hierarchy.

using System;
using System.Management;

public class Example
    public static void Main() 
        ManagementClass c = 
            new ManagementClass("Win32_LogicalDisk");
        foreach (string s in c.Derivation)
            Console.WriteLine("Further derived from : {0}", s);


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 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 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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