InvokeMethodOptions Class
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InvokeMethodOptions Class

Specifies options for invoking a management method.

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

public class InvokeMethodOptions : ManagementOptions

The following example invokes the Win32_Process::Create method to start a new process of Calc.exe. The InvokeMethodOptions class is used to invoke the method.

using System;
using System.Management;

// This sample demonstrates invoking  
// a WMI method using parameter objects 
public class InvokeMethod 
    public static void Main() 

        // Get the object on which the method will be invoked
        ManagementClass processClass = 
            new ManagementClass("Win32_Process");

        // Get an input parameters object for this method
        ManagementBaseObject inParams =

        // Fill in input parameter values
        inParams["CommandLine"] = "calc.exe";

        // Method Options
        InvokeMethodOptions methodOptions = new 

        // Execute the method
        ManagementBaseObject outParams =
            inParams, methodOptions);

        // Display results 
        // Note: The return code of the method is 
        // provided in the "returnValue" property
        // of the outParams object
            "Creation of calculator process returned: "
            + outParams["returnValue"]);
        Console.WriteLine("Process ID: " 
            + outParams["processId"]);


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 XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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