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MethodData Class

Contains information about a WMI method.

System.Object
  System.Management.MethodData

Namespace:  System.Management
Assembly:  System.Management (in System.Management.dll)
'Declaration
Public Class MethodData

The MethodData type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyInParametersGets the input parameters to the method. Each parameter is described as a property in the object. If a parameter is both in and out, it appears in both the InParameters and OutParameters properties.
Public propertyNameGets the name of the method.
Public propertyOriginGets the name of the management class in which the method was first introduced in the class inheritance hierarchy.
Public propertyOutParametersGets the output parameters to the method. Each parameter is described as a property in the object. If a parameter is both in and out, it will appear in both the InParameters and OutParameters properties.
Public propertyQualifiersGets a collection of qualifiers defined in the method. Each element is of type QualifierData and contains information such as the qualifier name, value, and flavor.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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The following example lists information about the Win32_Process.Create method using the MethodData class. For more information on the Win32_Process class, see the Windows Management Instrumentation documentation in the MSDN Library at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library.

Imports System
Imports System.Management


Public Class Sample
    Public Overloads Shared Function _
        Main(ByVal args() As String) As Integer 

        ' Get the WMI class 
        Dim processClass As ManagementClass = _
            New ManagementClass("Win32_Process")
        processClass.Options.UseAmendedQualifiers = True 

        ' Get the methods in the class 
        Dim methods As MethodDataCollection = _
            processClass.Methods

        ' display the method names
        Console.WriteLine("Method Name: ")
        For Each method As MethodData In methods

            If (method.Name.Equals("Create")) Then

                Console.WriteLine(method.Name)
                Console.WriteLine("Description: " & _
                    method.Qualifiers("Description").Value)
                Console.WriteLine()

                Console.WriteLine("In-parameters: ")
                For Each i As PropertyData In _
                    method.InParameters.Properties

                    Console.WriteLine(i.Name)
                Next
                Console.WriteLine()

                Console.WriteLine("Out-parameters: ")
                For Each o As PropertyData In _
                    method.OutParameters.Properties

                    Console.WriteLine(o.Name)
                Next
                Console.WriteLine()

                Console.WriteLine("Qualifiers: ")
                For Each q As QualifierData In _
                    method.Qualifiers

                    Console.WriteLine(q.Name)
                Next
                Console.WriteLine()

            End If 
        Next 

    End Function 'Main
End Class 'Sample

.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.

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