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Msvm_Keyboard class

Represents a keyboard device. Keyboards are logical devices that are always present in a virtual machine, and thus are not allocated through a resource pool. One instance is always present in a virtual computer system.

The following syntax is simplified Managed Object Format (MOF) code, and it includes all of the inherited properties.

Syntax

[Dynamic, Provider("VmmsWmiInstanceAndMethodProvider"), AMENDMENT]
class Msvm_Keyboard : CIM_UserDevice
{
  string   InstanceID;
  string   Caption = "Keyboard";
  string   Description = "Microsoft Virtual Keyboard";
  string   ElementName = "Keyboard";
  datetime InstallDate;
  string   Name = "Keyboard";
  uint16   OperationalStatus[] = { 2 };
  string   StatusDescriptions[] = { "OK" };
  string   Status;
  uint16   HealthState = 5;
  uint16   CommunicationStatus;
  uint16   DetailedStatus;
  uint16   OperatingStatus;
  uint16   PrimaryStatus;
  uint16   EnabledState = 5;
  string   OtherEnabledState;
  uint16   RequestedState = 12;
  uint16   EnabledDefault = 2;
  datetime TimeOfLastStateChange;
  uint16   AvailableRequestedStates[];
  uint16   TransitioningToState;
  string   SystemCreationClassName = "Msvm_ComputerSystem";
  string   SystemName;
  string   CreationClassName = "Msvm_Keyboard";
  string   DeviceID;
  boolean  PowerManagementSupported;
  uint16   PowerManagementCapabilities[];
  uint16   Availability = 6;
  uint16   StatusInfo;
  uint32   LastErrorCode;
  string   ErrorDescription;
  boolean  ErrorCleared;
  string   OtherIdentifyingInfo[];
  uint64   PowerOnHours;
  uint64   TotalPowerOnHours;
  string   IdentifyingDescriptions[];
  uint16   AdditionalAvailability[] = { 6 };
  uint64   MaxQuiesceTime;
  boolean  IsLocked = False;
  string   Layout = "00000409";
  uint16   NumberOfFunctionKeys = 12;
  uint16   Password = 5;
  boolean  UnicodeSupported;
};

Members

The Msvm_Keyboard class has these types of members:

Methods

The Msvm_Keyboard class has these methods.

MethodDescription
EnableDevice

This method is not supported.

IsKeyPressed

Retrieves the key state of a key.

OnlineDevice

This method is not supported.

PressKey

Simulates a key press.

QuiesceDevice

This method is not supported.

ReleaseKey

Simulates a key release.

RequestStateChange

Requests that the state of the element be changed.

Reset

Resets the virtual keyboard.

RestoreProperties

This method is not supported.

SaveProperties

This method is not supported.

SetPowerState

This method is not supported.

TypeCtrlAltDel

Simulates a Ctrl+Alt+Del key sequence.

TypeKey

Simulates a press-release key sequence.

TypeScancodes

Simulates a key sequence using scan codes.

TypeText

Simulates a series of typed characters.

 

Properties

The Msvm_Keyboard class has these properties.

AdditionalAvailability
Data type: uint16 array
Access type: Read-only

Any additional availability and status of the device, beyond that specified in the Availability property. The Availability property denotes the primary status and availability of the device. This property is inherited from CIM_LogicalDevice.

Availability
Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only

The primary availability and status of the device. This property is inherited from CIM_LogicalDevice.

AvailableRequestedStates
Data type: uint16 array
Access type: Read-only

Indicates the possible values for the RequestedState parameter of the RequestStateChange method. This property is inherited from CIM_EnabledLogicalElement, and it is always set to Null.

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

A short description of the object. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedElement.

CommunicationStatus
Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only

Indicates the ability of the instrumentation to communicate with the underlying managed element. A Null value indicates that this property is not implemented. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

Unknown (0)
Not Available (1)
Communication OK (2)
Lost Communication (3)
No Contact (4)
DMTF Reserved (..)
Vendor Reserved (0x8000.. )
CreationClassName
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: MaxLen (256)

The name of the class or subclass used in the creation of an instance. When used with other key properties of the class, this property allows all instances of the class and its subclasses to be uniquely identified. This property is inherited from CIM_LogicalDevice.

Description
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

A description of the object. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedElement.

DetailedStatus
Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only

Compliments the PrimaryStatus property with additional status detail. A Null value indicates that this property is not implemented. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

Not Available (0)
No Additional Information (1)
Stressed (2)
Predictive Failure (3)
Non-Recoverable Error (4)
Supporting Entity in Error (5)
DMTF Reserved (..)
Vendor Reserved (0x8000.. )
DeviceID
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

An address or other identifying information to uniquely name the logical device. This property is inherited from CIM_LogicalDevice, and it is always set to "Microsoft:GUID".

ElementName
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

A display name for the object. This property allows each instance to define a display name in addition to its key properties, identity data, and description information. The Name property of the CIM_ManagedSystemElement class is also defined as a display name. But, it is often subclassed to be a Key. It is not reasonable that the same property can convey both identity and a display name, without inconsistencies. Where Name exists and is not a Key (such as for instances of CIM_LogicalDevice), the same information can be present in both the Name and ElementName properties. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedElement.

EnabledDefault
Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only

An administrator's default or startup configuration for the enabled state of an element. This property is inherited from CIM_EnabledLogicalElement.

ValueMeaning
2

Enabled

 

EnabledState
Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only

Indicates the enabled and disabled states of an element. It can also indicate the transitions between these requested states. For example, shutting down (value=4) and starting (value=10) are transient states between enabled and disabled.

ValueMeaning
Unknown
0

Unknown

Other
1

Other

Enabled
2

The element is or could be executing commands, will process any queued commands, and queues new requests.

Disabled
3

The element will not execute commands and will drop any new requests.

Shutting Down
4

The element is in the process of going to a Disabled state.

Not Applicable
5

The element does not support being enabled or disabled.

Enabled but Offline
6

The element might be completing commands and will drop any new requests.

In Test
7

The element is in a test state.

Deferred
8

The element might be completing commands, but it will queue any new requests.

Quiesce
9

The element is enabled but in a restricted mode. The behavior of the element is similar to the Enabled state (2), but it processes only a restricted set of commands. All other requests are queued.

Starting
10

The element is in the process of going to an Enabled state (2). New requests are queued.

DMTF Reserved
11–32767

This value is reserved.

Vendor Reserved
32768–65535

This value is reserved.

 

ErrorCleared
Data type: boolean
Access type: Read-only

Indicates whether the error reported in LastErrorCode is now cleared. This property is inherited from CIM_LogicalDevice, but it is not used.

ErrorDescription
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

A string that provides more information about the error recorded in LastErrorCode and information about any corrective actions that can be taken. This property is inherited from CIM_LogicalDevice, but it is not used.

HealthState
Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only

The current health of the element. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement, and it is always set to 5 (OK).

IdentifyingDescriptions
Data type: string array
Access type: Read-only

An array of free-form strings that provide explanations and details behind the entries in the OtherIdentifyingInfo array. This property is inherited from CIM_LogicalDevice.

InstallDate
Data type: datetime
Access type: Read-only

The date and time when the virtual machine was created. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

InstanceID
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: Key

Uniquely identifies an instance of this class. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedElement.

IsLocked
Data type: boolean
Access type: Read-only

Indicates whether the device is locked, preventing user input or output. This property is inherited from CIM_UserDevice.

LastErrorCode
Data type: uint32
Access type: Read-only

The last error code reported by the logical device. This property is inherited from CIM_LogicalDevice, but it is not used.

Layout
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

A string indicating the format and layout of the keyboard.

MaxQuiesceTime
Data type: uint64
Access type: Read-only

This property has been deprecated. This property is inherited from CIM_LogicalDevice, but it is not used.

Name
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: MaxLen (1024)

The label by which the object is known. When subclassed, this property can be overridden to be a key property. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

NumberOfFunctionKeys
Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only

The number of function keys on the keyboard.

OperatingStatus
Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only

Provides current status information for the operational condition of the element and can be used for providing more detail with respect to the value of the EnabledState property. A Null value indicates that this property is not implemented. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

Unknown (0)
Not Available (1)
Servicing (2)
Starting (3)
Stopping (4)
Stopped (5)
Aborted (6)
Dormant (7)
Completed (8)
Migrating (9)
Emigrating (10)
Immigrating (11)
Snapshotting (12)
Shutting Down (13)
In Test (14)
Transitioning (15)
In Service (16)
DMTF Reserved (..)
Vendor Reserved (0x8000.. )
OperationalStatus
Data type: uint16 array
Access type: Read-only

The current status of the element. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement, and it is always set to 2 (OK).

OtherEnabledState
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

A string that describes the enabled or disabled state of the element when the EnabledState property is set to 1 (Other). This property must be set to Null when EnabledState is any value other than 1. This property is inherited from CIM_EnabledLogicalElement.

OtherIdentifyingInfo
Data type: string array
Access type: Read-only

Any additional data, beyond device ID information, that could be used to identify a logical device. This property is inherited from CIM_LogicalDevice and it is always set to Null.

Password
Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only

Indicates whether a hardware-level password is enabled at the keyboard, preventing local input.

5

Not implemented.

PowerManagementCapabilities
Data type: uint16 array
Access type: Read-only

The power management capabilities of the device. This property is inherited from CIM_LogicalDevice, but it is not used.

PowerManagementSupported
Data type: boolean
Access type: Read-only

Indicates whether the device can be power managed. This property is inherited from CIM_LogicalDevice, but it is not used.

PowerOnHours
Data type: uint64
Access type: Read-only

The number of consecutive hours that this device has been powered on since its last power cycle. This property is inherited from CIM_LogicalDevice, but it is not used.

PrimaryStatus
Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only

Provides high level status information. This property should be used in conjunction with the DetailedStatus property to provide high level and detailed health status of the element and its subcomponents. A Null value indicates that this property is not implemented. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

Unknown (0)
OK (1)
Degraded (2)
Error (3)
DMTF Reserved (..)
Vendor Reserved (0x8000.. )
RequestedState
Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only

The last requested state for the element.

ValueMeaning
Not Applicable
12

Not applicable.

 

Status
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement, but it is not used.

StatusDescriptions
Data type: string array
Access type: Read-only

Strings that describe the various OperationalStatus array values. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement, and it is always set to "OK".

StatusInfo
Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only

The current state of the logical device. This property is inherited from CIM_LogicalDevice, but it is not used.

SystemCreationClassName
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: MaxLen (256)

The scoping system's creation class name. This property is inherited from CIM_LogicalDevice, and it is set to "Msvm_ComputerSystem".

SystemName
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: MaxLen (256)

The scoping system's name. This value corresponds to the value of the Name property of the Msvm_ComputerSystem class for the scoping virtual machine. This property is inherited from CIM_LogicalDevice.

TimeOfLastStateChange
Data type: datetime
Access type: Read-only

The date and time when the enabled state of the element last changed. If the state of the element has not changed and this property is populated, then it must be set to a 0 interval value. If a state change was requested, but rejected or not yet processed, the property must not be updated. This property is inherited from CIM_EnabledLogicalElement, and it is always set to Null.

TotalPowerOnHours
Data type: uint64
Access type: Read-only

The total number of hours that this device has been powered. This property is inherited from CIM_LogicalDevice, but it is not used.

TransitioningToState
Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only

Indicates the target state to which the instance is transitioning. This property is inherited from CIM_EnabledLogicalElement, and it is always set to Null.

UnicodeSupported
Data type: boolean
Access type: Read-only

Indicates if the virtual keyboard supports Unicode characters. This can be one of the following values.

ValueMeaning
True

The virtual keyboard supports Unicode characters.

False

The virtual keyboard does not support Unicode characters.

 

Remarks

Access to the Msvm_Keyboard class might be restricted by UAC Filtering. For more information, see User Account Control and WMI.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 8 [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012 [desktop apps only]

Namespace

Root\Virtualization\V2

MOF

WindowsVirtualization.V2.mof

DLL

Vmms.exe

See also

CIM_UserDevice
CIM_UserDevice
Input Classes

 

 

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