OperatingSystem::Platform Property

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

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

public:
property PlatformID Platform {
	PlatformID get ();
}

Property Value

Type: System::PlatformID
One of the PlatformID values.

The following code example creates several OperatingSystem objects and displays the Platform property for each.

// Example for the OperatingSystem.Platform and  
// OperatingSystem.Version properties. 
using namespace System;

// Create an OperatingSystem object and display the Platform 
// and Version properties. 
void BuildOSObj( PlatformID pID, Version^ ver )
{
   OperatingSystem^ opSys = gcnew OperatingSystem( pID,ver );
   PlatformID platform = opSys->Platform;
   Version^ version = opSys->Version;
   Console::WriteLine( "   Platform: {0,-15} Version: {1}", platform, version );
}

void BuildOperatingSystemObjects()
{

   // The Version object does not need to correspond to an  
   // actual OS version.
   Version^ verNull = gcnew Version;
   Version^ verString = gcnew Version( "3.5.8.13" );
   Version^ verMajMin = gcnew Version( 6,10 );
   Version^ verMMBld = gcnew Version( 5,25,5025 );
   Version^ verMMBVer = gcnew Version( 5,6,7,8 );

   // All PlatformID members are shown here.
   BuildOSObj( PlatformID::Win32NT, verNull );
   BuildOSObj( PlatformID::Win32S, verString );
   BuildOSObj( PlatformID::Win32Windows, verMajMin );
   BuildOSObj( PlatformID::WinCE, verMMBld );
   BuildOSObj( PlatformID::Win32NT, verMMBVer );
}

int main()
{
   Console::WriteLine( "This example of OperatingSystem::Platform " 
   "and OperatingSystem::Version \n" 
   "generates the following output.\n" );
   Console::WriteLine( "Create several OperatingSystem objects " 
   "and display their properties:\n" );
   BuildOperatingSystemObjects();
   Console::WriteLine( "\nThe operating system of the host computer is:\n" );
   BuildOSObj( Environment::OSVersion->Platform, Environment::OSVersion->Version );
}

/*
This example of OperatingSystem::Platform and OperatingSystem::Version
generates the following output.

Create several OperatingSystem objects and display their properties:

   Platform: Win32NT         Version: 0.0
   Platform: Win32S          Version: 3.5.8.13
   Platform: Win32Windows    Version: 6.10
   Platform: WinCE           Version: 5.25.5025
   Platform: Win32NT         Version: 5.6.7.8

The operating system of the host computer is:

   Platform: Win32NT         Version: 5.1.2600.0
*/

.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

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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