ManagementBaseObject.GetText Method (TextFormat)


Returns a textual representation of the object in the specified format.

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

Public Function GetText (
	format As TextFormat
) As String


Type: System.Management.TextFormat

The requested textual format.

Return Value

Type: System.String

The textual representation of the object in the specified format.

Currently, the only format that WMI supports is Managed Object Format (MOF). In the future, other formats will be supported, such as Extensible Markup Language (XML).

Full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code. For more information, see Using Libraries from Partially Trusted Code.

The following example displays the MOF code for the Win32_Process class by using the GetText method. For more information about the Win32_Process class, see the Windows Management Instrumentation documentation in the MSDN Library at

Imports System
Imports System.Management

Class Sample
    Public Overloads Shared Function _
        Main(ByVal args() As String) As Integer

        ' Get the WMI class
        Dim processClass As New ManagementClass( _
        processClass.Options.UseAmendedQualifiers = True

        Console.WriteLine( _
            processClass.GetText( _

    End Function
End Class

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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