Properties Property
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ManagementBaseObject.Properties Property


Gets a collection of PropertyData objects describing the properties of the management object.

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

Public Overridable ReadOnly Property Properties As PropertyDataCollection

Property Value

Type: System.Management.PropertyDataCollection

Returns a PropertyDataCollection that holds the properties for the management object.

A PropertyDataCollection that represents the properties of the management object.

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 uses the Properties property to display the value of the Description qualifier for each of the properties in the Win32_Process class. For more information on 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

        ' Get the properties in the class
        Dim properties As PropertyDataCollection
        properties = processClass.Properties

        ' display the properties
        Console.WriteLine("Win32_Process Property Names: ")

        For Each p As PropertyData In properties


            For Each q As QualifierData In p.Qualifiers

                If (q.Name.Equals("Description")) Then

                    Console.WriteLine( _
                        processClass.GetPropertyQualifierValue( _
                            p.Name, q.Name))
                End If


    End Function
End Class

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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