ManagementObject.InvokeMethod Method (String, Object[])

Invokes a method on the object.

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

public Object InvokeMethod(
	string methodName,
	Object[] args


Type: System.String

The name of the method to execute.

Type: System.Object[]

An array containing parameter values.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The object value returned by the method.

If the method is static, the execution should still succeed.

.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 invokes the Win32_Process::Create method to start a new process of Notepad.exe.

using System;
using System.Management;

// This sample demonstrates invoking 
// a WMI method using an array of arguments. 
public class InvokeMethod 
    public static void Main() 

        // Get the object on which the 
        // method will be invoked
        ManagementClass processClass = 
            new ManagementClass("Win32_Process");

        // Create an array containing all 
        // arguments for the method 
        object[] methodArgs = 
            {"notepad.exe", null, null, 0};

        //Execute the method 
        object result = 
            "Create", methodArgs);

        //Display results
            "Creation of process returned: " + result);
        Console.WriteLine("Process id: " + methodArgs[3]);


.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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