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ManagementClass.GetSubclasses Method (EnumerationOptions)

Retrieves the subclasses of the class using the specified options.

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

public ManagementObjectCollection GetSubclasses(
	EnumerationOptions options


Type: System.Management.EnumerationOptions

The specified additional options for retrieving subclasses of the class.

Return Value

Type: System.Management.ManagementObjectCollection
A collection of the ManagementObject objects representing the subclasses of the WMI class, according to the specified options.

.NET Framework Security

Full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code. For more information, see Using Libraries from Partially Trusted Code.

The following example shows how to initialize a ManagementClass variable with a ManagementClass constructor and then receive the subclasses of the WMI class passed into the constructor.

using System;
using System.Management;

public class Example
    public static void Main() 
        EnumerationOptions opt = new EnumerationOptions();   
        // Causes return of deep subclasses 
        // as opposed to only immediate ones.
        opt.EnumerateDeep = true;  
        ManagementObjectCollection subclasses = (new
        foreach(ManagementClass subclass in subclasses)
            Console.WriteLine( "Subclass found: {0}" ,


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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