Represents information about an operating system, such as the version and platform identifier. This class cannot be inherited.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|Platform||Gets a System.PlatformID enumeration value that identifies the operating system platform.|
|ServicePack||Gets the service pack version represented by this object.|
|Version||Gets a System.Version object that identifies the operating system.|
|VersionString||Gets the concatenated string representation of the platform identifier, version, and service pack that are currently installed on the operating system.|
|Clone||Creates an object that is identical to this instance.|
|Equals(Object)||Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode||Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetObjectData||Populates a System.Runtime.Serialization.SerializationInfo object with the data necessary to deserialize this instance.|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|ToString||Converts the value of this object to its equivalent string representation. (Overrides Object.ToString().)|
The class contains information about an operating system. For example, the Environment.OSVersion property returns information about the currently executing operating system in an object.
By design, the class is not a general purpose means of describing an operating system, and you cannot derive a more inclusive type from the class. If you need a type to contain other information about an operating system, create your own type, then include a field of type and any additional fields, properties, or methods you require.
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.