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InstanceDataCollectionCollection.Keys Property


Gets the object and counter registry keys for the objects associated with this instance data collection.

 property System::Collections::ICollection ^ Keys { System::Collections::ICollection ^ get(); };
public System.Collections.ICollection Keys { get; }
member this.Keys : System.Collections.ICollection
Public ReadOnly Property Keys As ICollection

Property Value

An ICollection that represents a set of object-specific registry keys.


The following code example uses the Keys property of an InstanceDataCollectionCollection to return a collection of counter names, which it converts to an array of String. It generates an array of InstanceDataCollection objects using the Values property. For each element in the array of counter names, it displays the name and calls a function to process the associated InstanceDataCollection.

// Process the InstanceDataCollectionCollection for this category.
PerformanceCounterCategory pcc = new PerformanceCounterCategory(categoryName);
InstanceDataCollectionCollection idColCol = pcc.ReadCategory();

ICollection idColColKeys = idColCol.Keys;
string[] idCCKeysArray = new string[idColColKeys.Count];
idColColKeys.CopyTo(idCCKeysArray, 0);

ICollection idColColValues = idColCol.Values;
InstanceDataCollection[] idCCValuesArray = new InstanceDataCollection[idColColValues.Count];
idColColValues.CopyTo(idCCValuesArray, 0);

Console.WriteLine("InstanceDataCollectionCollection for \"{0}\" " +
    "has {1} elements.", categoryName, idColCol.Count);

// Display the InstanceDataCollectionCollection Keys and Values.
// The Keys and Values collections have the same number of elements.
int index;
for(index=0; index<idCCKeysArray.Length; index++)
    Console.WriteLine("  Next InstanceDataCollectionCollection " +
        "Key is \"{0}\"", idCCKeysArray[index]);

' Process the InstanceDataCollectionCollection for this category.
Dim pcc As New PerformanceCounterCategory(categoryName)
Dim idColCol As InstanceDataCollectionCollection = pcc.ReadCategory()

Dim idColColKeys As ICollection = idColCol.Keys
Dim idCCKeysArray(idColColKeys.Count - 1) As String
idColColKeys.CopyTo(idCCKeysArray, 0)

Dim idColColValues As ICollection = idColCol.Values
Dim idCCValuesArray(idColColValues.Count - 1) As InstanceDataCollection
idColColValues.CopyTo(idCCValuesArray, 0)

Console.WriteLine("InstanceDataCollectionCollection for ""{0}"" " & _
    "has {1} elements.", categoryName, idColCol.Count)

' Display the InstanceDataCollectionCollection Keys and Values.
' The Keys and Values collections have the same number of elements.
Dim index As Integer
For index = 0 To idCCKeysArray.Length - 1
    Console.WriteLine("  Next InstanceDataCollectionCollection " & _
        "Key is ""{0}""", idCCKeysArray(index))
Next index


Each software component creates keys for its objects and counters when it is installed and writes counter data while it is executing. You can access this data as you would access any other registry data. However, although you use the registry to collect performance data, the data is not stored in the registry database. Instead, the system collects the data from the appropriate system object managers.

Applies to