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ManagementPath Class

Provides a wrapper for parsing and building paths to WMI objects.

For a list of all members of this type, see ManagementPath Members.


[Visual Basic]
Public Class ManagementPath
   Implements ICloneable
public class ManagementPath : ICloneable
public __gc class ManagementPath : public ICloneable
public class ManagementPath implements ICloneable

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.


using System; 
using System.Management;
// This sample displays all properties in a ManagementPath object. 

class Sample_ManagementPath 
    public static int Main(string[] args) { 
        ManagementPath path = new ManagementPath( "\\\\MyServer\\MyNamespace:Win32_logicaldisk='c:'");
        // Results of full path parsing 
        Console.WriteLine("Path: " + path.Path);
        Console.WriteLine("RelativePath: " + path.RelativePath);
        Console.WriteLine("Server: " + path.Server); 
        Console.WriteLine("NamespacePath: " + path.NamespacePath); 
        Console.WriteLine("ClassName: " + path.ClassName);
        Console.WriteLine("IsClass: " + path.IsClass); 
        Console.WriteLine("IsInstance: " + path.IsInstance); 
        Console.WriteLine("IsSingleton: " + path.IsSingleton); 
        // Change a portion of the full path 
        path.Server = "AnotherServer";
        Console.WriteLine("New Path: " + path.Path); 
        return 0; 
[Visual Basic] 
Imports System
Imports System.Management 

'This sample displays all properties in a ManagementPath object. 
Class Sample_ManagementPath Overloads
    Public Shared Function Main(args() As String) As Integer
        Dim path As _ New

        ' Results of full path parsing
        Console.WriteLine("Path: " & path.Path) 
        Console.WriteLine("RelativePath: " & path.RelativePath)
        Console.WriteLine("Server: " & path.Server)
        Console.WriteLine("NamespacePath: " & path.NamespacePath) 
        Console.WriteLine("ClassName: " & path.ClassName) 
        Console.WriteLine("IsClass: " & path.IsClass)
        Console.WriteLine("IsInstance: " & path.IsInstance) 
        Console.WriteLine("IsSingleton: " & path.IsSingleton) 

        ' Change a portion of the full path 
        path.Server= "AnotherServer"
        Console.WriteLine("New Path: " & path.Path)
        Return 0
    End Function
End Class

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Namespace: System.Management

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

Assembly: System.Management (in System.Management.dll)

See Also

ManagementPath Members | System.Management Namespace