System Monitor


System Monitor (SYSMON) is the application programming interface (API) that you use to configure the Microsoft System Monitor ActiveX control. The System Monitor control lets you view real-time and previously logged performance counter data such as memory, disk, and processor counter data.

Where applicable

Use the SYSMON API when you add the System Monitor control to any ActiveX-enabled container such as a Microsoft Word document, or a web page viewed by Internet Explorer, and you want to modify its default behavior. For example, you can create a performance monitor that will only display a predefined set of system counters, or with predefined display settings.

Developer audience

SYSMON is designed for use by C, C++, Visual Basic, and scripting developers.

Run-time requirements

SYSMON is available starting with Microsoft Windows 2000.

For information about run-time requirements for a particular programming element, see the Requirements section of the reference page for that element.

In this section

Topic Description
Using System Monitor
Task-related topics that describe how to use the SYSMON API.
System Monitor Reference
Detailed descriptions of SYSMON interfaces and other programming elements.