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OSFeature.Feature Property

Gets a static instance of the OSFeature class to use for feature queries. This property is read-only.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public static OSFeature Feature { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.OSFeature
An instance of the OSFeature class.

Use this static property to query for operating system features. You cannot create an instance of this class.

To determine the version of a feature, call the GetVersionPresent method. To determine if a feature or a specific version is present, call the IsPresent method and specify the feature to look for with the feature identifiers provided in this class.

The following example queries OSFeature for the LayeredWindows feature. The version is checked to see if it is null, to determine whether the feature is present. The result is displayed in a text box. This code assumes textBox1 has been created and placed on a form.

private void LayeredWindows() {
   // Gets the version of the layered windows feature.
   Version myVersion =
       OSFeature.Feature.GetVersionPresent(OSFeature.LayeredWindows);

   // Prints whether the feature is available. 
   if (myVersion != null)
      textBox1.Text = "Layered windows feature is installed.\n";
   else
      textBox1.Text = "Layered windows feature is not installed.\n";
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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