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System Monitoring Walkthroughs

The following walkthroughs introduce you to the use of the PerformanceCounter component, the EventLog component, and the Windows Service application and ServiceController component. These components allow you to work with various built-in pieces of Windows such as event logs, performance counters, and services.

Walkthrough: Retrieving Categories and Counters
Presents step-by-step instructions on how to retrieve lists of performance counter categories and the counters they contain.
Walkthrough: Changing and Retrieving Performance Counter Values
Presents step-by-step instructions on retrieving raw and calculated values from a counter using the PerformanceCounter component.
Walkthrough: Exploring Event Logs, Event Sources, and Entries
Presents step-by-step instructions on how to retrieve event logs and their entries and write additional entries to them.
Walkthrough: Creating a Windows Service Application in the Component Designer
Presents step-by-step instructions on how to create and interact with a Windows service.
Walkthrough: Installing an Event Log Component
Describes how to use an installation component to configure server resources needed for your EventLog component instance.
Walkthrough: Managing a Windows Process
Presents step-by-step instructions on how to create a Process component instance and use it to interact with a Windows process.

See Also

Component Programming Walkthroughs | Performance Counter Walkthroughs | Walkthroughs in Visual Basic and Visual C# | Visual Basic Code Example Topics

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