EventQuery EventQuery EventQuery EventQuery Class

Definition

Represents a WMI event query.

public ref class EventQuery : System::Management::ManagementQuery
public class EventQuery : System.Management.ManagementQuery
type EventQuery = class
    inherit ManagementQuery
Public Class EventQuery
Inherits ManagementQuery
Inheritance
Derived

Examples

The following example shows how the client receives notification when an instance of Win32_Process is created because the event class is __InstanceCreationEvent. For more information, see the Windows Management Instrumentation documentation. The client receives events synchronously by calling the WaitForNextEvent method. This example can be tested by starting a process, such as Notepad, while the example code is running.

using System;
using System.Management;

// This example shows synchronous consumption of events. 
// The client is blocked while waiting for events. 

public class EventWatcherPolling 
{
    public static int Main(string[] args) 
    {
        // Create event query to be notified within 1 second of 
        // a change in a service
        EventQuery query = new EventQuery();
        query.QueryString = "SELECT * FROM" +
            " __InstanceCreationEvent WITHIN 1 " + 
            "WHERE TargetInstance isa \"Win32_Process\"";

        // Initialize an event watcher and subscribe to events 
        // that match this query
        ManagementEventWatcher watcher =
            new ManagementEventWatcher(query);
        // times out watcher.WaitForNextEvent in 5 seconds
        watcher.Options.Timeout = new TimeSpan(0,0,5);
      
        // Block until the next event occurs 
        // Note: this can be done in a loop if waiting for 
        //        more than one occurrence
        Console.WriteLine(
            "Open an application (notepad.exe) to trigger an event.");
        ManagementBaseObject e = watcher.WaitForNextEvent();

        //Display information from the event
        Console.WriteLine(
            "Process {0} has been created, path is: {1}", 
            ((ManagementBaseObject)e
            ["TargetInstance"])["Name"],
            ((ManagementBaseObject)e
            ["TargetInstance"])["ExecutablePath"]);

        //Cancel the subscription
        watcher.Stop();
        return 0;
    }
}
Imports System
Imports System.Management

' This example shows synchronous consumption of events. 
' The client is blocked while waiting for events. 

Public Class EventWatcherPolling
    Public Overloads Shared Function _
        Main(ByVal args() As String) As Integer

        ' Create event query to be notified within 1 second of 
        ' a change in a service
        Dim query As New EventQuery
        query.QueryString = "SELECT * FROM" & _
            " __InstanceCreationEvent WITHIN 1 " & _
            "WHERE TargetInstance isa ""Win32_Process"""

        ' Initialize an event watcher and subscribe to events 
        ' that match this query
        Dim watcher As New ManagementEventWatcher(query)
        ' times watcher.WaitForNextEvent in 5 seconds
        watcher.Options.Timeout = New TimeSpan(0, 0, 50)

        ' Block until the next event occurs 
        ' Note: this can be done in a loop
        ' if waiting for more than one occurrence
        Console.WriteLine( _
          "Open an application (notepad.exe) to trigger an event.")
        Dim e As ManagementBaseObject = _
            watcher.WaitForNextEvent()

        'Display information from the event
        Console.WriteLine( _
            "Process {0} has created, path is: {1}", _
            CType(e("TargetInstance"), _
                ManagementBaseObject)("Name"), _
            CType(e("TargetInstance"), _
                ManagementBaseObject)("ExecutablePath"))

        'Cancel the subscription
        watcher.Stop()
        Return 0

    End Function 'Main
End Class 'EventWatcherPolling

Constructors

EventQuery() EventQuery() EventQuery() EventQuery()

Initializes a new instance of the EventQuery class. This is the default constructor.

EventQuery(String) EventQuery(String) EventQuery(String) EventQuery(String)

Initializes a new instance of the EventQuery class for the specified query.

EventQuery(String, String) EventQuery(String, String) EventQuery(String, String) EventQuery(String, String)

Initializes a new instance of the EventQuery class for the specified language and query.

Methods

Clone() Clone() Clone() Clone()

Returns a copy of the object.

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ParseQuery(String) ParseQuery(String) ParseQuery(String) ParseQuery(String)

Parses the query string and sets the property values accordingly. If the query is valid, the class name property and condition property of the query will be parsed.

(Inherited from ManagementQuery)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Properties

QueryLanguage QueryLanguage QueryLanguage QueryLanguage

Gets or sets the query language used in the query string, defining the format of the query string.

(Inherited from ManagementQuery)
QueryString QueryString QueryString QueryString

Gets or sets the query in text format.

(Inherited from ManagementQuery)

Applies to