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CIM_VideoBIOSFeature class

The CIM_VideoBIOSFeature class represents the capabilities of the low-level software used to configure and access a computer system's video controller and display.

Important  The DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force) CIM (Common Information Model) classes are the parent classes upon which WMI classes are built. WMI currently supports only the CIM 2.x version schemas.

The following syntax is simplified from Managed Object Format (MOF) code and includes all of its inherited properties. Properties are listed in alphabetic order, not MOF order.

Syntax

class CIM_VideoBIOSFeature : CIM_SoftwareFeature
{
  string   Caption;
  string   CharacteristicDescriptions[];
  uint16   Characteristics[];
  string   Description;
  string   IdentifyingNumber;
  datetime InstallDate;
  string   Name;
  string   ProductName;
  string   Status;
  string   Vendor;
  string   Version;
};

Members

The CIM_VideoBIOSFeature class has these types of members:

Properties

The CIM_VideoBIOSFeature class has these properties.

Caption
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Short textual description of the object. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

CharacteristicDescriptions
Data type: string array
Access type: Read-only

Free-form strings that provide detailed descriptions for the video BIOS features indicated in the Characteristics array.

Note   Each entry of this array is related to the entry in the Characteristics array that is located at the same index.

Characteristics
Data type: uint16 array
Access type: Read-only

Features supported by the video BIOS. For example, support for VESA power management or video BIOS shadowing could be indicated. The value 3 ("Unknown") is not valid in the CIM schema since it represents that no BIOS features are supported in DMI. In which case, the object should not be instantiated.

ValueMeaning
1

Other

2

Unknown

3

Undefined

4

Standard Video BIOS

5

VESA BIOS extensions supported

6

VESA power management supported

7

VESA display data channel supported

8

Video BIOS shadowing allowed

9

Video BIOS upgradeable

 

Description
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Textual description of the object. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

IdentifyingNumber
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Product identification, such as a serial number on software or a die number on a hardware chip. This property is inherited from CIM_SoftwareFeature.

InstallDate
Data type: datetime
Access type: Read-only

Date and time the object was installed. This property does not need a value to indicate that the object is installed. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

Name
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Label by which the object is known outside of the data processing system. This label is a name that uniquely identifies the element in the context of the element's namespace. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

ProductName
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Commonly used product name. This property is inherited from CIM_SoftwareFeature.

Status
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Current status of the object. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

Values include the following:

"OK"
"Error"
"Degraded"
"Unknown"
"Pred Fail"
"Starting"
"Stopping"
"Service"
"Stressed"
"NonRecover"
"No Contact"
"Lost Comm"
Vendor
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Name of the product's supplier, which corresponds to the Vendor property in the product object of the DMTF Solution Exchange Standard (SES). This property is inherited from CIM_SoftwareFeature.

Version
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Product version information, which corresponds to the Version property in the product object of the DMTF SES. This property is inherited from CIM_SoftwareFeature.

Remarks

The CIM_VideoBIOSFeature class is derived from CIM_SoftwareFeature.

WMI does not implement this class.

This documentation is derived from the CIM class descriptions published by the DMTF. Microsoft may have made changes to correct minor errors, conform to Microsoft SDK documentation standards, or provide more information.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows Vista

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003

Namespace

\root\CIMV2

MOF

CIMWin32.mof

DLL

CIMWin32.dll

 

 

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