SystemInformation

The SystemInformation class is a static utility class that provides properties with some system, application and device information.

Properties

Property Type Description
ApplicationName string Gets the application's name as a string
ApplicationVersion PackageVersion Gets the application's version as a PackageVersion
AppUptime TimeSpan Gets the length of time this instance of the app has been running.
AvailableMemory float Gets the available memory in MB as a float
Culture CultureInfo Gets the most preferred language by the user as a CultureInfo
DeviceFamily string Gets the family of used device as a string. Common DeviceFamily values include: Windows.Desktop, Windows.Mobile, Windows.Xbox, Windows.Holographic, Windows.Team, Windows.IoT. Prepare your code for other values
DeviceManufacturer string Gets the name of device manufacturer as a string. The value will be empty if the device manufacturer couldn't be determined (ex: when running in a virtual machine).
DeviceModel string Gets the model of the device as a string. The value will be empty if the device model couldn't be determined (ex: when running in a virtual machine).
FirstUseTime DateTime Gets the DateTime (in UTC) that the app as first used.
FirstVersionInstalled PackageVersion Gets the first version of the app that was installed.
IsFirstRun bool Gets a value indicating whether the app is being used for the first time since it was installed.
IsAppUpdated bool Gets a value indicating whether the app is being used for the first time since being upgraded from an older version.
LastLaunchTime DateTime Gets the DateTime (in UTC) that this was previously launched.
LastResetTime DateTime Gets the DateTime (in UTC) when the launch count was previously reset.
LaunchCount long Gets the number of times the app has been launched since the last reset.
LaunchTime DateTime Gets the DateTime (in UTC) that this instance of the app was launched.
OperatingSystem string Gets the operating system as a string
OperatingSystemArchitecture ProcessorArchitecture Gets used processor architecture as ProcessorArchitecture
OperatingSystemVersion OSVersion Gets the operating system version (for example 10.0.10586.0) as OSVersion structure
TotalLaunchCount long Gets the number of times the app has been launched.

Methods

Method Return Type Description
AddToAppUptime(TimeSpan) void Add to the record of how long the app has been running. Use this to optionally include time spent in background tasks or extended execution
LaunchStoreForReviewAsync() Task Launch the store app so the user can leave a review.
ResetLaunchCount() void Reset launch count so you can get launch count from a new perspective
TrackAppUse() void Track app launch time and count.

Sample Project

System Information Sample Page Source. You can see this in action in the Windows Community Toolkit Sample App.

Requirements

Device family Universal, 10.0.16299.0 or higher
Namespace Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp
NuGet package Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp

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