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PerformanceCounterInstaller Class

Specifies an installer for the PerformanceCounter component.

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

public class PerformanceCounterInstaller : ComponentInstaller

The PerformanceCounterInstaller type exposes the following members.

Public methodPerformanceCounterInstallerInitializes a new instance of the PerformanceCounterInstaller class.

Protected propertyCanRaiseEventsGets a value indicating whether the component can raise an event. (Inherited from Component.)
Public propertyCategoryHelpGets or sets the descriptive message for the performance counter.
Public propertyCategoryNameGets or sets the performance category name for the performance counter.
Public propertyCategoryTypeGets or sets the performance counter category type.
Public propertyContainerGets the IContainer that contains the Component. (Inherited from Component.)
Public propertyContextGets or sets information about the current installation. (Inherited from Installer.)
Public propertyCountersGets a collection of data that pertains to the counters to install.
Protected propertyDesignModeGets a value that indicates whether the Component is currently in design mode. (Inherited from Component.)
Protected propertyEventsGets the list of event handlers that are attached to this Component. (Inherited from Component.)
Public propertyHelpTextGets the help text for all the installers in the installer collection. (Inherited from Installer.)
Public propertyInstallersGets the collection of installers that this installer contains. (Inherited from Installer.)
Public propertyParentGets or sets the installer containing the collection that this installer belongs to. (Inherited from Installer.)
Public propertySiteGets or sets the ISite of the Component. (Inherited from Component.)
Public propertyUninstallActionGets a value that indicates whether the performance counter should be removed at uninstall time.

Public methodCommitWhen overridden in a derived class, completes the install transaction. (Inherited from Installer.)
Public methodCopyFromComponentCopies all the properties from the specified component that are required at install time for a performance counter. (Overrides ComponentInstaller.CopyFromComponent(IComponent).)
Public methodCreateObjRefCreates an object that contains all the relevant information required to generate a proxy used to communicate with a remote object. (Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.)
Public methodDispose()Releases all resources used by the Component. (Inherited from Component.)
Protected methodDispose(Boolean)Releases the unmanaged resources used by the Component and optionally releases the managed resources. (Inherited from Component.)
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeReleases unmanaged resources and performs other cleanup operations before the Component is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Component.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetLifetimeServiceRetrieves the current lifetime service object that controls the lifetime policy for this instance. (Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.)
Protected methodGetServiceReturns an object that represents a service provided by the Component or by its Container. (Inherited from Component.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodInitializeLifetimeServiceObtains a lifetime service object to control the lifetime policy for this instance. (Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.)
Public methodInstallPerforms the installation. (Overrides Installer.Install(IDictionary).)
Public methodIsEquivalentInstallerDetermines if the specified installer installs the same object as this installer. (Inherited from ComponentInstaller.)
Protected methodMemberwiseClone()Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseClone(Boolean)Creates a shallow copy of the current MarshalByRefObject object. (Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.)
Protected methodOnAfterInstallRaises the AfterInstall event. (Inherited from Installer.)
Protected methodOnAfterRollbackRaises the AfterRollback event. (Inherited from Installer.)
Protected methodOnAfterUninstallRaises the AfterUninstall event. (Inherited from Installer.)
Protected methodOnBeforeInstallRaises the BeforeInstall event. (Inherited from Installer.)
Protected methodOnBeforeRollbackRaises the BeforeRollback event. (Inherited from Installer.)
Protected methodOnBeforeUninstallRaises the BeforeUninstall event. (Inherited from Installer.)
Protected methodOnCommittedRaises the Committed event. (Inherited from Installer.)
Protected methodOnCommittingRaises the Committing event. (Inherited from Installer.)
Public methodRollbackRestores the computer to the state it was in before the installation. (Overrides Installer.Rollback(IDictionary).)
Public methodToStringReturns a String containing the name of the Component, if any. This method should not be overridden. (Inherited from Component.)
Public methodUninstallRemoves an installation. (Overrides Installer.Uninstall(IDictionary).)

Public eventAfterInstallOccurs after the Install methods of all the installers in the Installers property have run. (Inherited from Installer.)
Public eventAfterRollbackOccurs after the installations of all the installers in the Installers property are rolled back. (Inherited from Installer.)
Public eventAfterUninstallOccurs after all the installers in the Installers property perform their uninstallation operations. (Inherited from Installer.)
Public eventBeforeInstallOccurs before the Install method of each installer in the installer collection has run. (Inherited from Installer.)
Public eventBeforeRollbackOccurs before the installers in the Installers property are rolled back. (Inherited from Installer.)
Public eventBeforeUninstallOccurs before the installers in the Installers property perform their uninstall operations. (Inherited from Installer.)
Public eventCommittedOccurs after all the installers in the Installers property have committed their installations. (Inherited from Installer.)
Public eventCommittingOccurs before the installers in the Installers property committ their installations. (Inherited from Installer.)
Public eventDisposedOccurs when the component is disposed by a call to the Dispose method. (Inherited from Component.)

The following information might help provide a performance improvement when installing performance counters at application startup. Performance counter categories installed with .NET Framework version 2.0 use separate shared memories, with each performance counter category having its own memory. You can specify the size of separate shared memory by creating a DWORD named FileMappingSize in the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\<category name>\Performance. The FileMappingSize value is set to the shared memory size of the category. The default size is 131072 decimal. If the FileMappingSize value is not present, the fileMappingSize attribute value for the performanceCounters element specified in the Machine.config file is used, causing additional overhead for configuration file processing. You can realize a performance improvement for application startup by setting the file mapping size in the registry.

The following code example demonstrates how to create a PerformanceCounterInstaller object and add it to an InstallerCollection.

using System;
using System.Configuration.Install;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.ComponentModel;

public class MyPerformanceCounterInstaller : Installer
    public MyPerformanceCounterInstaller()
            // Create an instance of 'PerformanceCounterInstaller'.
            PerformanceCounterInstaller myPerformanceCounterInstaller =
               new PerformanceCounterInstaller();
            // Set the 'CategoryName' for performance counter.
            myPerformanceCounterInstaller.CategoryName =
            CounterCreationData myCounterCreation = new CounterCreationData();
            myCounterCreation.CounterName = "MyCounter";
            myCounterCreation.CounterHelp = "Counter Help";
            // Add a counter to collection of  myPerformanceCounterInstaller.
        catch (Exception e)
            this.Context.LogMessage("Error occured :" + e.Message);
    public static void Main()

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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