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ManagementEntityAttribute Class

The ManagementEntity attribute indicates that a class provides management information exposed through a WMI provider.

Namespace:  System.Management.Instrumentation
Assembly:  System.Core (in System.Core.dll)

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class, AllowMultiple = false, Inherited = false)]
[HostProtectionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, MayLeakOnAbort = true)]
public sealed class ManagementEntityAttribute : Attribute


The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: MayLeakOnAbort. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.

The class marked by this attribute must be public.

The following example shows how to use the ManagementEntity attribute to mark a class.

// Use the ManagementEntity attribute on the class to specify that this // class contains management information that is available from
// provider.
    [ManagementEntity(Name = "MortgageCalc")]
    public class MortgageCalcWMIProvider


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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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