InvokeMethodOptions Class


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Specifies options for invoking a management method.

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


Public Class InvokeMethodOptions
	Inherits ManagementOptions


Initializes a new instance of the InvokeMethodOptions class for the InvokeMethod(String, Object()) operation, using default values. This is the default constructor.

System_CAPS_pubmethodInvokeMethodOptions(ManagementNamedValueCollection, TimeSpan)

Initializes a new instance of the InvokeMethodOptions class for an invoke operation using the specified values.


Gets or sets a WMI context object. This is a name-value pairs list to be passed through to a WMI provider that supports context information for customized operation. (Inherited from ManagementOptions.)


Gets or sets the time-out to apply to the operation. Note that for operations that return collections, this time-out applies to the enumeration through the resulting collection, not the operation itself (the ReturnImmediately property is used for the latter). This property is used to indicate that the operation should be performed semi-synchronously. (Inherited from ManagementOptions.)


Returns a copy of the object. (Overrides ManagementOptions.Clone().)


Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)


Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)


Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)


Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

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.

Imports System
Imports System.Management

' This sample demonstrates invoking
' a WMI method using parameter objects
Class InvokeMethod
    Public Overloads Shared Function _
        Main(ByVal args() As String) As Integer

        ' Get the object on which the
        ' method will be invoked
        Dim processClass As _
            New ManagementClass("root\CIMV2", _
            "Win32_Process", _

        ' Get an input parameters object for this method
        Dim inParams As ManagementBaseObject = _

        ' Fill in input parameter values
        inParams("CommandLine") = "calc.exe"

        ' Method Options
        Dim methodOptions As New InvokeMethodOptions( _
            Nothing, System.TimeSpan.MaxValue)

        ' Execute the method
        Dim outParams As ManagementBaseObject = _
            processClass.InvokeMethod( _
            "Create", inParams, methodOptions)

        ' Display results
        ' Note: The return code of the method 
        ' is provided in the "returnValue" property
        ' of the outParams object
        Console.WriteLine( _
            "Creation of calculator process returned: {0}", _
        Console.WriteLine("Process ID: {0}", _

        Return 0
    End Function
End Class

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1

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

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