ManagementNameAttribute Class


The ManagementName attribute is used to override names exposed through a WMI class.

Note: the WMI .NET libraries are now considered in final state, and no further development, enhancements, or updates will be available for non-security related issues affecting these libraries. The MI APIs should be used for all new development.

public ref class ManagementNameAttribute sealed : Attribute
[System.AttributeUsage(System.AttributeTargets.Parameter, AllowMultiple=false)]
public sealed class ManagementNameAttribute : Attribute
type ManagementNameAttribute = class
    inherit Attribute
Public NotInheritable Class ManagementNameAttribute
Inherits Attribute


In the following example, the integer parameter remains i internally, but will be exposed as "The Value" to WMI clients.

static public int PrintValue([ManagementName("The Value")]int i)  
   Console.WriteLine("The Value is {0:x}", i);  
   return i;  


It might be inconvenient to rename method parameters to present WMI clients with more user-friendly names. This attribute lets you assign user-friendly WMI names while retaining your existing internal naming conventions.



Initializes a new instance of the ManagementNameAttribute class using the specified name.



Gets or sets the user-friendly name for an object. The object can be a method parameter or properties marked with the ManagementProbe, ManagementKey, or ManagementConfiguration attributes.


When implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute.

(Inherited from Attribute)



Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object.

(Inherited from Attribute)

Returns the hash code for this instance.

(Inherited from Attribute)

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)

When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class.

(Inherited from Attribute)

When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object.

(Inherited from Attribute)

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Explicit Interface Implementations

_Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.

(Inherited from Attribute)
_Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface.

(Inherited from Attribute)

Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).

(Inherited from Attribute)
_Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr)

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.

(Inherited from Attribute)

Applies to