Gadgets for Windows Sidebar - System Object Reference

[ The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the following versions of Windows: Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions. ]

This section describes the Windows Sidebar scripting elements that provide access to system functionality, such as file, network, and operating system information.

System Reference

In this section

Topic Description
[System.Contact](system-contact.md)
[!Note]
The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.

Defines the properties and methods of each member of the [Contacts](system-contactmanager-contacts.md) collection.
[System.ContactManager](system-contactmanager.md)
[!Note]
The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.

Defines the properties for the [Contacts](system-contactmanager-contacts.md) collection.
[!Note]
Objects of type [System.Contact](system-contact.md) can only be accessed through the [Contacts](system-contactmanager-contacts.md) collection. This collection is a member of [System.ContactManager](system-contactmanager.md).

[System.Debug](system-debug.md)
[!Note]
The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.

Defines the method available for debugging Sidebar gadget script.
[System.Diagnostics.EventLog](system-diagnostics-eventlog.md)
[!Note]
The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.

Defines the method available for writing an Application event log entry.
[System.Environment](system-environment.md)
[!Note]
The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.

Defines the properties and methods for determining system and user environment variables.
[System.Machine](system-machine.md)
[!Note]
The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.

Defines the properties for determining machine processor and memory characteristics as well as the properties for the [CPUs](system-machine-cpus.md) collection.
[!Note]
Objects of type [System.Machine.CPU](system-machine-cpu.md) can only be accessed through the [CPUs](system-machine-cpus.md) collection. This collection is a member of [System.Machine](system-machine.md).

[System.Machine.CPU](system-machine-cpu.md)
[!Note]
The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.

Defines the properties and methods of each member of the [System.Machine.CPU](system-machine-cpu.md) collection.
[System.Machine.PowerStatus](system-machine-powerstatus.md)
[!Note]
The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.

Defines the properties and events for the computer's power status.
[System.MessageStore](system-messagestore.md)
[!Note]
The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.

Defines the properties for the Windows Mail (formerly Outlook Express) [Folders](system-messagestore-folders.md) collection.
[!Note]
Objects of type [System.MessageStore.Folder](system-messagestore-folder.md) can only be accessed through the [Folders](system-messagestore-folders.md) collection. This collection is a member of [System.MessageStore](system-messagestore.md).

[System.MessageStore.Folder](system-messagestore-folder.md)
[!Note]
The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.

Defines the properties for individual Windows Mail folders as well as the properties for the [Messages](system-messagestorefolder-messages.md) collection.
[!Note]
Objects of type [System.MessageStore.Message](system-messagestore-message.md) can only be accessed through the [Messages](system-messagestorefolder-messages.md) collection. This collection is a member of [System.MessageStore.Folder](system-messagestore-folder.md).

[System.MessageStore.Message](system-messagestore-message.md)
[!Note]
The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.

Defines the properties of each member of the Windows Mail [Messages](system-messagestorefolder-messages.md) collection.
[System.Network.Wireless](system-network-wireless.md)
[!Note]
The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.

Defines the properties and events for determining wireless network connectivity and interface settings.
[System.Shell](system-shell.md)
[!Note]
The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.

Defines the properties and methods used to expose [Windows Shell](http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/bb773177.aspx) characteristics.
[System.Shell.Drive](system-shell-drive.md)
[!Note]
The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.

Defines the properties used to expose system storage device characteristics.
[System.Shell.Folder](system-shell-folder.md)
[!Note]
The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.

Defines the properties and methods for performing file management operations as well as the properties for the [Items](system-shell-folder-items.md) collection.
[!Note]
Objects of type [System.Shell.Item](system-shell-item.md) can only be accessed through the [Items](system-shell-folder-items.md) collection. This collection is a member of [System.Shell.Folder](system-shell-folder.md).

[System.Shell.Item](system-shell-item.md)
[!Note]
The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.

Defines the properties of each member of the [Items](system-shell-folder-items.md) collection.
[System.Shell.RecycleBin](system-shell-recyclebin.md)
[!Note]
The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.

Defines the properties, methods, and events used to expose Recycle Bin characteristics.
[System.Sound](system-sound.md)
[!Note]
The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.

Defines the methods available for playing sounds.
[System.Time](system-time.md)
[!Note]
The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.

Defines the properties and methods for determining system time information as well as the properties for the [timeZones](system-time-timezones.md) collection.
[!Note]
Objects of type [System.Time.timeZone](system-time-timezone.md) can only be accessed through the [timeZones](system-time-timezones.md) collection. This collection is a member of [System.Time](system-time.md).

[System.Time.timeZone](system-time-timezone.md)
[!Note]
The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.

Defines the properties and methods of each member of the [System.Time.timeZone](system-time-timezone.md) collection.