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MethodData Class

Contains information about a WMI method.

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

'Declaration
Public Class MethodData
'Usage
Dim instance As MethodData

The following example lists information about the Win32_Process.Create method using the MethodData class. For more information on the Win32_Process class, see the Windows Management Instrumentation documentation in the MSDN Library at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library.

Imports System
Imports System.Management


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

        ' Get the WMI class 
        Dim processClass As ManagementClass = _
            New ManagementClass("Win32_Process")
        processClass.Options.UseAmendedQualifiers = True 

        ' Get the methods in the class 
        Dim methods As MethodDataCollection = _
            processClass.Methods

        ' display the method names
        Console.WriteLine("Method Name: ")
        For Each method As MethodData In methods

            If (method.Name.Equals("Create")) Then

                Console.WriteLine(method.Name)
                Console.WriteLine("Description: " & _
                    method.Qualifiers("Description").Value)
                Console.WriteLine()

                Console.WriteLine("In-parameters: ")
                For Each i As PropertyData In _
                    method.InParameters.Properties

                    Console.WriteLine(i.Name)
                Next
                Console.WriteLine()

                Console.WriteLine("Out-parameters: ")
                For Each o As PropertyData In _
                    method.OutParameters.Properties

                    Console.WriteLine(o.Name)
                Next
                Console.WriteLine()

                Console.WriteLine("Qualifiers: ")
                For Each q As QualifierData In _
                    method.Qualifiers

                    Console.WriteLine(q.Name)
                Next
                Console.WriteLine()

            End If 
        Next 

    End Function 'Main
End Class 'Sample

System.Object
  System.Management.MethodData

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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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