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WMI Sample

This sample uses objects in the System.Management namespace to access Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).

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To run this sample

  • Press F5.

The two tabbed pages of the TabControl demonstrate two types of WMI tasks:

  • Queries   This one shows how to use the ManagementObjectSearcher object to query the following system information: Operating System Name, Version, Manufacturer, Computer name, and Windows Directory; Computer System Manufacturer, Model, System Type, and Total Physical Memory; Processor name; BIOS version; and Time zone. These queries are created by using the SelectQuery class.

  • Objects   This one shows how to enumerate through the top-level WMI classes and all their data management objects using the ManagementClass and EnumerationOptions classes.