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PropertyData Class

Represents information about a WMI property.


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

public class PropertyData

The PropertyData type exposes the following members.

Public propertyIsArrayGets a value indicating whether the property is an array.
Public propertyIsLocalGets a value indicating whether the property has been defined in the current WMI class.
Public propertyNameGets the name of the property.
Public propertyOriginGets the name of the WMI class in the hierarchy in which the property was introduced.
Public propertyQualifiersGets the set of qualifiers defined on the property.
Public propertyTypeGets the CIM type of the property.
Public propertyValueGets or sets the current value of the property.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

The following example lists information about the Win32_OperatingSystem class using the PropertyData class. For more information about Win32_OperatingSystem, see the Windows Management Instrumentation documentation in the MSDN Library at

using System;
using System.Management;

public class Sample 
    public static void Main() 

        // Get the WMI class
        ManagementClass osClass = 
            new ManagementClass("Win32_OperatingSystem");

        osClass.Options.UseAmendedQualifiers = true;

        // Get the Properties in the class
        PropertyDataCollection properties =

        // display the Property names
        Console.WriteLine("Property Name: ");
        foreach (PropertyData property in properties)
            Console.WriteLine("Description: " +

            Console.WriteLine("Type: ");               


            Console.WriteLine("Qualifiers: ");
            foreach(QualifierData q in 

            foreach (ManagementObject c in osClass.GetInstances())
                Console.WriteLine("Value: ");


.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.

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