PerformanceCounterCategory.CategoryName Property

Gets or sets the name of the performance object that defines this category.

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

public string CategoryName { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the performance counter category, or performance object, with which to associate this PerformanceCounterCategory instance.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

The CategoryName is an empty string ("").

ArgumentNullException

The CategoryName is null.

The following code example creates a PerformanceCounterCategory with the PerformanceCounterCategory(). It prompts the user for the PerformanceCounterCategory and computer names, then sets the CategoryName and MachineName properties from the entered values. It then displays the values of the CategoryName, MachineName, and CategoryHelp properties, or it displays an error message if the PerformanceCounterCategory cannot be accessed.


public static void Main(string[] args)
{
    string categoryName = "";
    string machineName = "";
    PerformanceCounterCategory pcc = new PerformanceCounterCategory();

    // Prompt for fields and set the corresponding properties.
    while (categoryName.Length==0)
    {
        Console.Write("Please enter a non-blank category name: ");
        categoryName = Console.ReadLine().Trim();
        if (categoryName.Length>0)
        {
            pcc.CategoryName = categoryName;
        }
    }
    while (machineName.Length==0)
    {
        Console.Write("Enter a non-blank computer name ['.' for local]: ");
        machineName = Console.ReadLine().Trim();
        if (machineName.Length>0)
        {
            pcc.MachineName = machineName;
        }
    }

    // Display the properties of the PerformanceCounterCategory object.
    try
    {
        Console.WriteLine("  Category:  {0}", pcc.CategoryName);
        Console.WriteLine("  Computer:  {0}", pcc.MachineName);
        Console.WriteLine("  Help text: {0}", pcc.CategoryHelp);
    }
    catch(Exception ex)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Error getting the properties of the " +
            "PerformanceCounterCategory object:");
        Console.WriteLine(ex.Message);
    }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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