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ManagementClass.Derive Method

Derives a new class from this class.

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

public ManagementClass Derive(
	string newClassName


Type: System.String

The name of the new class to be derived.

Return Value

Type: System.Management.ManagementClass
A new ManagementClass that represents a new WMI class derived from the original class.

Note that the newly returned class has not been committed until the Put() method is explicitly called.

.NET Framework Security

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 shows how to initialize a ManagementClass variable with a ManagementClass constructor and then create a derived instance of a WMI class.

using System;
using System.Management;

public class Sample 
    public static void Main() 
        ManagementClass existingClass = 
            new ManagementClass("CIM_Service");
        ManagementClass newClass = existingClass.Derive("My_Service");
        newClass.Put(); //to commit the new class to the WMI repository.


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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