IWbemClassObject::GetPropertyOrigin method (wbemcli.h)

The IWbemClassObject::GetPropertyOrigin method retrieves the name of the class in which a particular property was introduced. For classes with deep inheritance hierarchies, it is often desirable to know which properties were declared in which classes. If the object does not inherit from a parent class, as in the case of a base class, for example, then the current class name is returned.


HRESULT GetPropertyOrigin(
  [in]  LPCWSTR wszName,
  [out] BSTR    *pstrClassName


[in] wszName

Property name for which the owning class name is desired. This must point to a valid LPCWSTR, which is treated as read-only.

[out] pstrClassName

Pointer to the address of a new BSTR that receives the parent class name. To prevent memory leaks in the client process, the caller must call SysFreeString when the name is no longer required. This parameter must not point to a valid string before the method is called because this is an output parameter, and this pointer is not deallocated after the call is complete.

Return value

This method returns an HRESULT indicating the status of the method call. The following list lists the value contained within an HRESULT. For general HRESULT values, see System Error Codes.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows Vista
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008
Target Platform Windows
Header wbemcli.h (include Wbemidl.h)
Library WbemUuid.lib
DLL CIMWin32.dll; Esscli.dll; Fastprox.dll; FrameDyn.dll; FrameDynOS.dll; Krnlprov.dll; Ncprov.dll; Wbemcore.dll; Wbemess.dll; Wmipiprt.dll

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