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ManagementObjectSearcher.Scope Property

Gets or sets the scope in which to look for objects (the scope represents a WMI namespace).

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

public ManagementScope Scope { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Management.ManagementScope
Returns a ManagementScope that contains the scope (namespace) in which to look for the WMI objects.

When the value of this property is changed, the ManagementObjectSearcher is re-bound to the new scope.

Property Value

The scope (namespace) in which to look for objects.

.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 initializes a new instance of the ManagementObjectSearcher class with a specific query and then changes the scope of the instance.

using System;
using System.Management;

public class Sample 
{
    public static void Main(string[] args) 
    {
        ManagementScope ms = new ManagementScope(
            "\\\\.\\root\\cimv2");
        ms.Connect();
        ManagementObjectSearcher searcher = 
            new ManagementObjectSearcher(
            "SELECT * FROM Win32_Service");
        searcher.Scope = ms;

        foreach (ManagementObject service in searcher.Get()) 
        {
            // show the service
            Console.WriteLine(service.ToString());
        }
    }
}

.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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