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ManagementObject.ManagementObject(String) Constructor

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

public ManagementObject (
	string path
public ManagementObject (
	String path
public function ManagementObject (
	path : String
Not applicable.



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;

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