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Represents information about an operating system, such as the version and platform identifier. This class cannot be inherited.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|Clone||Creates an object that is identical to this instance.|
|Equals(Object)||Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Finalize||Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode||Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|MemberwiseClone||Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|ToString||Converts the value of this object to its equivalent string representation. (Overrides Object.ToString().)|
The class contains information about an operating system. For example, the Environment.OSVersion property returns information about the currently executing operating system in an object.
By design, the class is not a general purpose means of describing an operating system, and you cannot derive a more inclusive type from the class. If you need a type to contain other information about an operating system, create your own type, then include a field of type and any additional fields, properties, or methods you require.