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PerformanceCounter.MachineName Property

Gets or sets the computer name for this performance counter

[Visual Basic]
Public Property MachineName As String
public string MachineName {get; set;}
public: __property String* get_MachineName();
public: __property void set_MachineName(String*);
public function get MachineName() : String;
public function set MachineName(String);

Property Value

The server on which the performance counter and its associated category reside.


Exception Type Condition
ArgumentException The MachineName format is invalid.


You can write values only to counters that reside on the local computer. However, you can read counter values from any computer in the enterprise for which you have access privileges.

When you set the MachineName property to point to a remote computer, the PerformanceCounter instance attempts to open the counter on that computer. If the counter does not exist, setting this property throws an exception.


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

See Also

PerformanceCounter Class | PerformanceCounter Members | System.Diagnostics Namespace