OperatingSystem Class
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OperatingSystem Class

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Represents information about an operating system, such as the version and platform identifier. This class cannot be inherited.


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

public sealed class OperatingSystem

The OperatingSystem type exposes the following members.

Public methodOperatingSystemInitializes a new instance of the OperatingSystem class, using the specified platform identifier value and version object.

Public propertyPlatformGets a System.PlatformID enumeration value that identifies the operating system platform.
Public propertyVersionGets a System.Version object that identifies the operating system.

Public methodCloneCreates an OperatingSystem object that is identical to this instance.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringConverts the value of this OperatingSystem object to its equivalent string representation. (Overrides Object.ToString().)

The OperatingSystem class contains information about an operating system. For example, the Environment.OSVersion property returns information about the currently executing operating system in an OperatingSystem object.

By design, the OperatingSystem class is not a general purpose means of describing an operating system, and you cannot derive a more inclusive type from the OperatingSystem class. If you need a type to contain other information about an operating system, create your own type, then include a field of type OperatingSystem and any additional fields, properties, or methods you require.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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