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CimType Enumeration

Describes the possible CIM types for properties, qualifiers, or method parameters.

[Visual Basic]
Public Enum CimType
public enum CimType
__value public enum CimType
enum CimType


Member name Description
Boolean A boolean.
Char16 A 16-bit character.
DateTime A date or time value, represented in a string in DMTF date/time format: yyyymmddHHMMSS.mmmmmmsUUU


yyyymmdd - is the date in year/month/day

HHMMSS - is the time in hours/minutes/seconds

mmmmmm - is the number of microseconds in 6 digits

sUUU - is a sign (+ or -) and a 3-digit UTC offset

Object An embedded object.

Note that embedded objects differ from references in that the embedded object doesn't have a path and its lifetime is identical to the lifetime of the containing object.

Real32 A floating-point 32-bit number.
Real64 A floating point 64-bit number.
Reference A reference to another object. This is represented by a string containing the path to the referenced object
SInt16 A signed 16-bit integer.
SInt32 A signed 32-bit integer.
SInt64 A signed 64-bit integer.
SInt8 A signed 8-bit integer.
String A string.
UInt16 An unsigned 16-bit integer.
UInt32 An unsigned 32-bit integer.
UInt64 An unsigned 64-bit integer.
UInt8 An unsigned 8-bit integer.


Namespace: System.Management

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

Assembly: System.Management (in System.Management.dll)

See Also

System.Management Namespace