Process.MachineName Process.MachineName Process.MachineName Process.MachineName Property

Definition

Gets the name of the computer the associated process is running on.

public:
 property System::String ^ MachineName { System::String ^ get(); };
[System.ComponentModel.Browsable(false)]
public string MachineName { get; }
member this.MachineName : string
Public ReadOnly Property MachineName As String

Property Value

The name of the computer that the associated process is running on.

Exceptions

Examples

To use the following example you must first start at least one instance of Notepad on a remote computer. The example requests the name of the remote computer on which Notepad is running, and then displays the respective ProcessName, Id, and MachineName properties for each instance.

using System;
using System.Diagnostics;

class GetProcessesByNameClass
{
    public static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Create notepad processes on remote computer");
        Console.Write("Enter remote computer name : ");
        string remoteMachineName = Console.ReadLine();

        if (remoteMachineName == null)
        {
            // Prepend a new line to prevent it from being on the same line as the prompt.
            Console.WriteLine(Environment.NewLine + "You have to enter a remote computer name.");
            return;
        }

        try
        {
            // Get all notepad processess into Process array.
            Process[] myProcesses = Process.GetProcessesByName("notepad", remoteMachineName);

            if (myProcesses.Length == 0)
                Console.WriteLine("Could not find notepad processes on remote computer.");

            foreach (Process myProcess in myProcesses)
            {
                Console.WriteLine(
                    $"Process Name : {myProcess.ProcessName}\n" +
                    $"Process ID   : {myProcess.Id}\n" +
                    $"MachineName  : {myProcess.MachineName}");
            }
        }
        catch (ArgumentException)
        {
            Console.WriteLine($"The value \'{remoteMachineName}\' is an invalid remote computer name.");
        }
        catch (InvalidOperationException)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Unable to get process information on the remote computer.");
        }
        catch (PlatformNotSupportedException)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(
                "Finding notepad processes on remote computers " +
                "is not supported on this operating system.");
        }
    }
}
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Class GetProcessesByNameClass

    'Entry point which delegates to C-style main Private Function
    Public Overloads Shared Sub Main()
        Main(Environment.GetCommandLineArgs())
    End Sub

    Public Overloads Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
        Console.WriteLine("Create notepad processes on remote computer")
        Console.Write("Enter remote computer name : ")
        Dim remoteMachineName As String = Console.ReadLine()

        If remoteMachineName Is Nothing Then
            ' Prepend a new line to prevent it from being on the same line as the prompt.
            Console.WriteLine(Environment.NewLine + "You have to enter a remote computer name.")
            Return
        End If

        Try
            ' Get all notepad processess into Process array.
            Dim myProcesses As Process() = Process.GetProcessesByName _
                                                ("notepad", remoteMachineName)
            If myProcesses.Length = 0 Then
                Console.WriteLine("Could not find notepad processes on remote computer.")
            End If
            Dim myProcess As Process
            For Each myProcess In myProcesses
                Console.WriteLine("Process Name : " & myProcess.ProcessName &
                            "  Process ID : " & myProcess.Id &
                            "  MachineName : " & myProcess.MachineName)
            Next myProcess
        Catch e As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine("The value '" & remoteMachineName & "' is an invalid remote computer name.")
        Catch e As PlatformNotSupportedException
            Console.WriteLine(
                "Finding notepad processes on remote computers " &
                "is not supported on this operating system.");
        Catch e As InvalidOperationException
            Console.WriteLine("Unable to get process information on the remote computer.")
        End Try
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'GetProcessesByNameClass

Remarks

You can view statistical data and process information for processes running on remote computers but you cannot call Start, CloseMainWindow, or Kill on remote computers.

Note

When the associated process is executing on the local machine, this property returns a period (".") for the machine name. You should use the Environment.MachineName property to get the correct machine name.

Security

LinkDemand
for full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code.

Applies to

See also