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Process.MainModule Property

Gets the main module for the associated process.

Namespace: System.Diagnostics
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

public ProcessModule MainModule { get; }
/** @property */
public ProcessModule get_MainModule ()

public function get MainModule () : ProcessModule

Not applicable.

Property Value

The ProcessModule that was used to start the process.

Exception typeCondition


You are trying to access the MainModule property for a process that is running on a remote computer. This property is available only for processes that are running on the local computer.


The platform is Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me); set ProcessStartInfo.UseShellExecute to false to access this property on Windows 98 and Windows Me.

A process module represents a.dll or .exe file that is loaded into a particular process. The MainModule property lets you view information about the executable used to start the process, including the module name, file name, and module memory details.

Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition Platform Note: This property is not available on this platform if you started the process with ProcessStartInfo.UseShellExecute set to true.

  • LinkDemand  for full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code.

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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