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ManagementProbeAttribute Class


The ManagementProbe attribute indicates that a property or field represents a read-only WMI property.

Note: the WMI .NET libraries are now considered in final state, and no further development, enhancements, or updates will be available for non-security related issues affecting these libraries. The MI APIs should be used for all new development.

public ref class ManagementProbeAttribute sealed : System::Management::Instrumentation::ManagementMemberAttribute
[System.AttributeUsage(System.AttributeTargets.Field | System.AttributeTargets.Property, AllowMultiple=false)]
public sealed class ManagementProbeAttribute : System.Management.Instrumentation.ManagementMemberAttribute
[<System.AttributeUsage(System.AttributeTargets.Field | System.AttributeTargets.Property, AllowMultiple=false)>]
type ManagementProbeAttribute = class
    inherit ManagementMemberAttribute
Public NotInheritable Class ManagementProbeAttribute
Inherits ManagementMemberAttribute


The following example shows how to use the ManagementProbe attribute to indicate that a field represents a read-only WMI property.

string count;  

The next example shows how to use the ManagementProbe attribute to mark a property.

// Use the ManagementProbe attribute to specify that a property  
// is a read-only property in the provider. Consumers will be  
// able to get this property value through WMI.  
public int ReadOnlyProperty  
    get { return this.propertyValue; }  


The property or field must be public. The class that contains the property must be marked with the ManagementEntityAttribute attribute. Any fields or properties in the class that are not marked with this or another WMI Provider Extensions attribute will not be instrumented.



Initializes a new instance of the ManagementProbeAttribute class. This is the parameterless constructor for the class.



Gets or sets the name of the management attribute.

(Inherited from ManagementMemberAttribute)

Gets or sets a value that defines the type of output that the property that is marked with the ManagementProbe attribute will output.


When implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute.

(Inherited from Attribute)



Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object.

(Inherited from Attribute)

Returns the hash code for this instance.

(Inherited from Attribute)

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)

When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class.

(Inherited from Attribute)

When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object.

(Inherited from Attribute)

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Explicit Interface Implementations

_Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.

(Inherited from Attribute)
_Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface.

(Inherited from Attribute)

Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).

(Inherited from Attribute)
_Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr)

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.

(Inherited from Attribute)

Applies to

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