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PropertyData Class

Represents information about a WMI property.

System.Object
  System.Management.PropertyData

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

'Declaration
Public Class PropertyData

The PropertyData type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyIsArrayGets a value indicating whether the property is an array.
Public propertyIsLocalGets a value indicating whether the property has been defined in the current WMI class.
Public propertyNameGets the name of the property.
Public propertyOriginGets the name of the WMI class in the hierarchy in which the property was introduced.
Public propertyQualifiersGets the set of qualifiers defined on the property.
Public propertyTypeGets the CIM type of the property.
Public propertyValueGets or sets the current value of the property.
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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_OperatingSystem class using the PropertyData class. For more information about Win32_OperatingSystem, 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 osClass As ManagementClass = _
            New ManagementClass("Win32_OperatingSystem")

        osClass.Options.UseAmendedQualifiers = True 

        ' Get the Properties in the class 
        Dim properties As PropertyDataCollection = _
            osClass.Properties

        ' display the Property names
        Console.WriteLine("Property Name: ")
        For Each p As PropertyData In properties

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

            Console.WriteLine("Type: ")
            Console.WriteLine(p.Type)

            Console.WriteLine()

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

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

            For Each c As ManagementObject In osClass.GetInstances()

                Console.WriteLine("Value: ")
                Console.WriteLine( _
                    c.Properties(p.Name.ToString()).Value)

                Console.WriteLine()
            Next 
        Next 

    End Function 
End Class

.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.

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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