OSFeature OSFeature OSFeature OSFeature Class

Definition

Provides operating-system specific feature queries.

public ref class OSFeature : System::Windows::Forms::FeatureSupport
public class OSFeature : System.Windows.Forms.FeatureSupport
type OSFeature = class
    inherit FeatureSupport
Public Class OSFeature
Inherits FeatureSupport
Inheritance

Examples

The following example uses OSFeature to query the operating system to determine if the LayeredWindows feature is installed. The example presents two different ways of checking to see whether the feature is present. In the first method, myVersion is checked to see if it is null. If the version is null, the feature is not installed. In the second method, the example calls the base class method IsPresent to see if the feature is installed. The results are displayed in a text box.

This code assumes textBox1 has been created and placed on a form.

private:
   void LayeredWindows()
   {
      // Gets the version of the layered windows feature.
      Version^ myVersion = OSFeature::Feature->GetVersionPresent(
         OSFeature::LayeredWindows );
      
      // Prints whether the feature is available.
      if ( myVersion != nullptr )
      {
         textBox1->Text = "Layered windows feature is installed.\n";
      }
      else
      {
         textBox1->Text = "Layered windows feature is not installed.\n";
      }

      
      // This is an alternate way to check whether a feature is present.
      if ( OSFeature::Feature->IsPresent( OSFeature::LayeredWindows ) )
      {
         textBox1->Text = String::Concat( textBox1->Text,
            "Again, layered windows feature is installed." );
      }
      else
      {
         textBox1->Text = String::Concat( textBox1->Text,
            "Again, layered windows feature is not installed." );
      }
   }
private void LayeredWindows() {
   // Gets the version of the layered windows feature.
   Version myVersion = OSFeature.Feature.GetVersionPresent(OSFeature.LayeredWindows);

   // Prints whether the feature is available.
   if (myVersion != null)
      textBox1.Text = "Layered windows feature is installed." + '\n';
   else
      textBox1.Text = "Layered windows feature is not installed." + '\n';

   // This is an alternate way to check whether a feature is present.
   if (OSFeature.Feature.IsPresent(OSFeature.LayeredWindows))
      textBox1.Text += "Again, layered windows feature is installed.";
   else
      textBox1.Text += "Again, layered windows feature is not installed.";
}

Private Sub LayeredWindows()
    ' Gets the version of the layered windows feature.
    Dim myVersion As Version = _
       OSFeature.Feature.GetVersionPresent(OSFeature.LayeredWindows)
       
    ' Prints whether the feature is available.
    If (myVersion IsNot Nothing) Then
        textBox1.Text = "Layered windows feature is installed." & _
           ControlChars.CrLf
    Else
        textBox1.Text = "Layered windows feature is not installed." & _
           ControlChars.CrLf
    End If 
    'This is an alternate way to check whether a feature is present.
    If OSFeature.Feature.IsPresent(OSFeature.LayeredWindows) Then
        textBox1.Text &= "Again, layered windows feature is installed."
    Else
        textBox1.Text &= "Again, layered windows feature is not installed."
    End If
End Sub

Remarks

Use the static instance of this class provided in the Feature property to query for operating system features. You cannot create an instance of this class.

To determine the version of a feature, call the GetVersionPresent method. To determine if a feature or a specific version is present, call the IsPresent method and specify the feature to look for with the feature identifiers provided in this class.

Constructors

OSFeature() OSFeature() OSFeature() OSFeature()

Initializes a new instance of the OSFeature class.

Fields

LayeredWindows LayeredWindows LayeredWindows LayeredWindows

Represents the layered, top-level windows feature. This field is read-only.

Themes Themes Themes Themes

Represents the operating system themes feature. This field is read-only.

Properties

Feature Feature Feature Feature

Gets a static instance of the OSFeature class to use for feature queries. This property is read-only.

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)
GetVersionPresent(Object) GetVersionPresent(Object) GetVersionPresent(Object) GetVersionPresent(Object)

Retrieves the version of the specified feature currently available on the system.

IsPresent(Object) IsPresent(Object) IsPresent(Object) IsPresent(Object)

Determines whether any version of the specified feature is installed in the system.

(Inherited from FeatureSupport)
IsPresent(Object, Version) IsPresent(Object, Version) IsPresent(Object, Version) IsPresent(Object, Version)

Determines whether the specified or newer version of the specified feature is installed in the system.

(Inherited from FeatureSupport)
IsPresent(SystemParameter) IsPresent(SystemParameter) IsPresent(SystemParameter) IsPresent(SystemParameter)

Retrieves a value indicating whether the operating system supports the specified feature or metric.

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

See also