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CounterCreationDataCollection Constructor (CounterCreationDataCollection)

Initializes a new instance of the CounterCreationDataCollection class by using the specified collection of CounterCreationData instances.

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

public CounterCreationDataCollection(
	CounterCreationDataCollection value
)

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

value is null.

The following example demonstrates how to create a CounterCreationDataCollection object by using CounterCreationData objects from another CounterCreationDataCollection.

string myCategoryName;
int numberOfCounters;
Console.Write("Enter the number of counters : ");
numberOfCounters = int.Parse(Console.ReadLine());
CounterCreationData[] myCounterCreationData =
   new CounterCreationData[numberOfCounters];
for (int i = 0; i < numberOfCounters; i++)
{
    Console.Write("Enter the counter name for {0} counter : ", i);
    myCounterCreationData[i] = new CounterCreationData();
    myCounterCreationData[i].CounterName = Console.ReadLine();
}
CounterCreationDataCollection myCounterCollection =
   new CounterCreationDataCollection(myCounterCreationData);
Console.Write("Enter the category Name:");
myCategoryName = Console.ReadLine();
// Check if the category already exists or not. 
if (!PerformanceCounterCategory.Exists(myCategoryName))
{
    CounterCreationDataCollection myNewCounterCollection =
       new CounterCreationDataCollection(myCounterCollection);
    PerformanceCounterCategory.Create(myCategoryName, "Sample Category",
    PerformanceCounterCategoryType.SingleInstance, myNewCounterCollection);


    Console.WriteLine("The list of counters in 'CounterCollection' are : ");
    for (int i = 0; i < myNewCounterCollection.Count; i++)
        Console.WriteLine("Counter {0} is '{1}'", i, myNewCounterCollection[i].CounterName);
}
else
{
    Console.WriteLine("The category already exists");
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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