PerformanceCounterCategory.MachineName Property

Gets or sets the name of the computer on which this category exists.

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

public string MachineName { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the computer on which the performance counter category and its associated counters exist.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

The MachineName syntax is invalid.

The following code example creates a PerformanceCounterCategory with the PerformanceCounterCategory() constructor. It prompts the user for the PerformanceCounterCategory and the 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: 4.5.2, 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.

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