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ManagementObjectSearcher Members

Retrieves a collection of management objects based on a specified query. This class is one of the more commonly used entry points to retrieving management information. For example, it can be used to enumerate all disk drives, network adapters, processes and many more management objects on a system, or to query for all network connections that are up, services that are paused, and so on. When instantiated, an instance of this class takes as input a WMI query represented in an ObjectQuery or its derivatives, and optionally a ManagementScope representing the WMI namespace to execute the query in. It can also take additional advanced options in an EnumerationOptions. When the Get() method on this object is invoked, the ManagementObjectSearcher executes the given query in the specified scope and returns a collection of management objects that match the query in a ManagementObjectCollection.

The ManagementObjectSearcher type exposes the following members.

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Public method ManagementObjectSearcher Overloaded.
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Public method CreateObjRef Creates an object that contains all the relevant information required to generate a proxy used to communicate with a remote object. (Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.)
Public method Dispose Overloaded. Releases the resources used by the Component.
Public method Equals Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method Finalize Releases unmanaged resources and performs other cleanup operations before the Component is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Component.)
Public method Get Overloaded.
Public method GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method GetLifetimeService Retrieves the current lifetime service object that controls the lifetime policy for this instance. (Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.)
Protected method GetService Returns an object that represents a service provided by the Component or by its Container. (Inherited from Component.)
Public method GetType Gets the type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method InitializeLifetimeService Obtains a lifetime service object to control the lifetime policy for this instance. (Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.)
Protected method MemberwiseClone Overloaded.
Public method ToString Returns a String containing the name of the Component, if any. This method should not be overridden. (Inherited from Component.)
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Protected property CanRaiseEvents Gets a value indicating whether the component can raise an event. (Inherited from Component.)
Public property Container Gets the IContainer that contains the Component. (Inherited from Component.)
Protected property DesignMode Gets a value that indicates whether the Component is currently in design mode. (Inherited from Component.)
Protected property Events Gets the list of event handlers that are attached to this Component. (Inherited from Component.)
Public property Options Gets or sets the options for how to search for objects.
Public property Query Gets or sets the query to be invoked in the searcher (that is, the criteria to be applied to the search for management objects).
Public property Scope Gets or sets the scope in which to look for objects (the scope represents a WMI namespace).
Public property Site Gets or sets the ISite of the Component. (Inherited from Component.)
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Public event Disposed Occurs when the component is disposed by a call to the Dispose method. (Inherited from Component.)
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