CIM_Action class

A CIM_Action class is an operation that is part of a process to either create a software element in its next state or to eliminate the software element in the current state.

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 inherited properties. Properties are listed in alphabetic order, not MOF order.

Syntax

[UUID("{2F156260-DB21-11d2-85FC-0000F8102E5F}"), Abstract, AMENDMENT]
class CIM_Action
{
  string ActionID;
  string Caption;
  string Description;
  uint16 Direction;
  string Name;
  string SoftwareElementID;
  uint16 SoftwareElementState;
  uint16 TargetOperatingSystem;
  string Version;
};

Members

The CIM_Action class has these types of members:

Methods

The CIM_Action class has these methods.

MethodDescription
Invoke

Takes a particular action. Not implemented by WMI.

 

Properties

The CIM_Action class has these properties.

ActionID
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: key, maxlen (256)

Unique identifier assigned to a particular action for a software element.

Caption
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: maxlen (64)

Short textual description of the object.

Description
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Description of the object.

Direction
Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only

Indicates whether a particular CIM_Action object is part of a sequence of actions to transition the current software element to its next state, such as "Install", or to remove the current software element, such as "Uninstall".

Install (0)

Uninstall (1)

Name
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: Propagated ("CIM_SoftwareElement.Name"), CIM_key, maxlen (256)

Identifies the software element.

SoftwareElementID
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: Propagated ("CIM_SoftwareElement.SoftwareElementID"), CIM_key, maxlen (256)

Identifier for the software element.

SoftwareElementState
Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: Propagated ("CIM_SoftwareElement.SoftwareElementState"), CIM_key

State of a software element.

Deployable (0)

Describes the details necessary for successful distribution and the details (conditions and actions) required to create a software element in the installable state (that is, the next state).

Installable (1)

Describes the details necessary for successful installation and the details (conditions and actions) required to create a software element in the executable state (that is, the next state).

Executable (2)

Describes the details necessary for successful execution and the details (conditions and actions) required to create a software element in the running state (that is, the next state).

Running (3)

Describes the details necessary to monitor and operate on a start element.

TargetOperatingSystem
Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: Propagated ("CIM_SoftwareElement.TargetOperatingSystem"), CIM_key, Mappingstrings ("MIF.DMTF|Software Component Information|002.5")

Target operating system of the owning software element.

Unknown (0)

Other (1)

MACOS (2)

Mac OS

ATTUNIX (3)

DGUX (4)

DECNT (5)

Digital Unix (6)

OpenVMS (7)

Open VMS

HPUX (8)

HP-UX

AIX (9)

MVS (10)

OS400 (11)

OS/2 (12)

JavaVM (13)

Microsoft Virtual Machine (VM) for Java

MSDOS (14)

WIN3x (15)

Windows 3.x

WIN95 (16)

Windows 95

WIN98 (17)

Windows 98

WINNT (18)

Windows NT

WINCE (19)

Windows CE

NCR3000 (20)

NCR 3000

NetWare (21)

OSF (22)

DC/OS (23)

Reliant UNIX (24)

SCO UnixWare (25)

SCO OpenServer (26)

Sequent (27)

IRIX (28)

Solaris (29)

SunOS (30)

U6000 (31)

ASERIES (32)

A Series

TandemNSK (33)

Tandem NSK

TandemNT (34)

Tandem NT

BS2000 (35)

BS2000/OSD

LINUX (36)

Lynx (37)

XENIX (38)

VM/ESA (39)

Interactive UNIX (40)

BSDUNIX (41)

BSD UNIX

FreeBSD (42)

NetBSD (43)

GNU Hurd (44)

OS9 (45)

Mac OS 9

MACH Kernel (46)

Inferno (47)

QNX (48)

EPOC (49)

IxWorks (50)

VxWorks (51)

MiNT (52)

BeOS (53)

Be OS

HP MPE (54)

NextStep (55)

PalmPilot (56)

Palm OS

Rhapsody (57)

Windows 2000 (58)

Dedicated (59)

VSE (60)

TPF (61)

Version
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: Propagated ("CIM_SoftwareElement.Version"), CIM_key, Maxlen (64), Mappingstrings ("MIF.DMTF|ComponentID|001.3")

Version of the operation.

The version of the operation should be in one of the following forms:

  • <major>.<minor>.<revision>
  • <major>.<minor><letter><revision>

Remarks

WMI does not implement this class. See Win32 Classes for classes derived from CIM_Action.

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 2008

Namespace

Root\CIMV2

MOF

CIMWin32.mof

DLL

CIMWin32.dll

See also

CIM Classes

 

 

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