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ManagementClass Class

Represents a management class.

For a list of all members of this type, see ManagementClass Members.


[Visual Basic]
Public Class ManagementClass
   Inherits ManagementObject
public class ManagementClass : ManagementObject
public __gc class ManagementClass : public ManagementObject
class ManagementClass extends ManagementObject

Thread Safety

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


using System;
using System.Management;

// This example demonstrates getting information about a class using the ManagementClass object
class Sample_ManagementClass
    public static int Main(string[] args) {
        ManagementClass diskClass = new ManagementClass("Win32_LogicalDisk");
        Console.WriteLine("Logical Disk class has " + diskClass.Properties.Count + " properties");
        return 0;
[Visual Basic] 
Imports System
Imports System.Management

' This example demonstrates getting information about a class using the ManagementClass object
Class Sample_ManagementClass
    Overloads Public Shared Function Main(args() As String) As Integer
        Dim diskClass As New ManagementClass("Win32_LogicalDisk")
        Console.WriteLine(("Logical Disk class has " & _
                           diskClass.Properties.Count.ToString() & _
                           " properties"))
        Return 0
    End Function
End Class

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Namespace: System.Management

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

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

See Also

ManagementClass Members | System.Management Namespace