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PerformanceCounter.MachineName Property

Gets or sets the computer name for this performance counter

Namespace: System.Diagnostics
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

public string MachineName { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_MachineName ()

/** @property */
public void set_MachineName (String value)

public function get MachineName () : String

public function set MachineName (value : String)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The server on which the performance counter and its associated category reside.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentException

The MachineName format is invalid.

PlatformNotSupportedException

The platform is Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition (Me), which does not support performance counters.

You can write values only to counters that reside on the local computer. However, you can read counter values from any computer in the enterprise for which you have access privileges.

When you set the MachineName property to point to a remote computer, the PerformanceCounter instance attempts to open the counter on that computer. If the counter does not exist, setting this property throws an exception.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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