OperatingSystem Class

 

Represents information about an operating system, such as the version and platform identifier. This class cannot be inherited.

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

System.Object
  System.OperatingSystem

[<Sealed>]
[<SerializableAttribute>]
[<ComVisibleAttribute(true)>]
type OperatingSystem = 
    class
        interface ICloneable
        interface ISerializable
    end

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodOperatingSystem(PlatformID, Version)

Initializes a new instance of the OperatingSystem class, using the specified platform identifier value and version object.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyPlatform

Gets a System.PlatformID enumeration value that identifies the operating system platform.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyServicePack

Gets the service pack version represented by this OperatingSystem object.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyVersion

Gets a System.Version object that identifies the operating system.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyVersionString

Gets the concatenated string representation of the platform identifier, version, and service pack that are currently installed on the operating system.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodClone()

Creates an OperatingSystem object that is identical to this instance.

System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

Populates a System.Runtime.Serialization.SerializationInfo object with the data necessary to deserialize this instance.

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Converts the value of this OperatingSystem object to its equivalent string representation.(Overrides Object.ToString().)

The OperatingSystem class contains information about an operating system.

For information about the current runtime operating system, retrieve the OperatingSystem object returned by the Environment.OSVersion property. For a list of Windows operating system versions and their corresponding version numbers returned by the Version and VersionString properties and the ToString method, see Operating System Version on the Windows Dev Center.

By design, the OperatingSystem class is not a general purpose means of describing an operating system, and you cannot derive a more inclusive type from the OperatingSystem class. If you need a type to contain other information about an operating system, create your own type, then include a field of type OperatingSystem and any additional fields, properties, or methods that you require.

The following code example uses the OperatingSystem object to display information about the runtime operating system.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0

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

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