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Using System Monitoring Components 

System monitoring components such as the PerformanceCounter component, the EventLog component, and the ServiceController component allow you to monitor and interact with a variety of system resources. You can use these component instances to interact with Windows performance counters, event logs, and long-running services.

In This Section

System Monitoring Components How-to Topics

Provides links to all how-to topics found in the conceptual documentation for programming with system monitoring components.

Monitoring Performance Thresholds

Provides basic information on monitoring Microsoft Windows performance thresholds.

Logging Application, Server, and Security Events

Provides additional information on monitoring Windows event logs by reading information from and writing information to them.

Monitoring Windows Services

Provides information on how to monitor existing Windows services.

Monitoring and Managing Windows Processes

Explains the process of creating a component to automate administrative tasks for Windows processes.

System Monitoring WalkthroughsServer Components in Visual Studio
System Monitoring WalkthroughsServer Components in Visual Studio
System Monitoring Walkthroughs

Related Sections

Programming with Components

Presents a high-level overview of component programming and authoring.

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