MethodData MethodData MethodData MethodData Class

Definition

Contains information about a WMI method.

public ref class MethodData
public class MethodData
type MethodData = class
Public Class MethodData
Inheritance
MethodDataMethodDataMethodDataMethodData

Examples

The following example lists information about the Win32_Process.Create method using the MethodData class. For more information on the Win32_Process class, see the Windows Management Instrumentation documentation.

using System;
using System.Management;

public class Sample 
{    
    public static void Main() 
    {

        // Get the WMI class
        ManagementClass processClass = 
            new ManagementClass("Win32_Process");
        processClass.Options.UseAmendedQualifiers = true;

        // Get the methods in the class
        MethodDataCollection methods =
            processClass.Methods;

        // display the method names
        Console.WriteLine("Method Name: ");
        foreach (MethodData method in methods)
        {
            if(method.Name.Equals("Create"))
            {
                Console.WriteLine(method.Name);
                Console.WriteLine("Description: " +
                    method.Qualifiers["Description"].Value);
                Console.WriteLine();

                Console.WriteLine("In-parameters: ");
                foreach(PropertyData i in 
                    method.InParameters.Properties)
                {
                    Console.WriteLine(i.Name);
                }
                Console.WriteLine();

                Console.WriteLine("Out-parameters: ");
                foreach(PropertyData o in 
                    method.OutParameters.Properties)
                {
                    Console.WriteLine(o.Name);
                }
                Console.WriteLine();

                Console.WriteLine("Qualifiers: ");
                foreach(QualifierData q in 
                    method.Qualifiers)
                {
                    Console.WriteLine(q.Name);
                }
                Console.WriteLine();
  
            }
        } 
    }
}
Imports System
Imports System.Management


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

        ' Get the WMI class
        Dim processClass As ManagementClass = _
            New ManagementClass("Win32_Process")
        processClass.Options.UseAmendedQualifiers = True

        ' Get the methods in the class
        Dim methods As MethodDataCollection = _
            processClass.Methods

        ' display the method names
        Console.WriteLine("Method Name: ")
        For Each method As MethodData In methods

            If (method.Name.Equals("Create")) Then

                Console.WriteLine(method.Name)
                Console.WriteLine("Description: " & _
                    method.Qualifiers("Description").Value)
                Console.WriteLine()

                Console.WriteLine("In-parameters: ")
                For Each i As PropertyData In _
                    method.InParameters.Properties

                    Console.WriteLine(i.Name)
                Next
                Console.WriteLine()

                Console.WriteLine("Out-parameters: ")
                For Each o As PropertyData In _
                    method.OutParameters.Properties

                    Console.WriteLine(o.Name)
                Next
                Console.WriteLine()

                Console.WriteLine("Qualifiers: ")
                For Each q As QualifierData In _
                    method.Qualifiers

                    Console.WriteLine(q.Name)
                Next
                Console.WriteLine()

            End If
        Next

    End Function 'Main
End Class 'Sample

Properties

InParameters InParameters InParameters InParameters

Gets the input parameters to the method. Each parameter is described as a property in the object. If a parameter is both in and out, it appears in both the InParameters and OutParameters properties.

Name Name Name Name

Gets the name of the method.

Origin Origin Origin Origin

Gets the name of the management class in which the method was first introduced in the class inheritance hierarchy.

OutParameters OutParameters OutParameters OutParameters

Gets the output parameters to the method. Each parameter is described as a property in the object. If a parameter is both in and out, it will appear in both the InParameters and OutParameters properties.

Qualifiers Qualifiers Qualifiers Qualifiers

Gets a collection of qualifiers defined in the method. Each element is of type QualifierData and contains information such as the qualifier name, value, and flavor.

Methods

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)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Applies to