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ManagementObject Constructor (String)

Initializes a new instance of the ManagementObject class for the specified WMI object path. The path is provided as a string.

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

public ManagementObject(
	string path


Type: System.String
A WMI path.

If the specified path is a relative path only (a server or namespace is not specified), the default path is the local machine, and the default namespace is the DefaultPath path (by default, root\cimv2). If the user specifies a full path, the default settings are overridden.

.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 initializes a new instance of the ManagementObject class.

using System;
using System.Management;

class Sample
    public static int Main(string[] args) 
        ManagementObject o =
            new ManagementObject("Win32_Service.Name='Alerter'");

        //or with a full path :

        ManagementObject mObj =
            new ManagementObject(

        return 0;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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