Application #61. Use WMI
The Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) framework provides a standardized model for retrieving operating system, hardware, and application information. Using WMI can reduce the number of unique APIs you need to learn and simplify your coding effort.
Application #35: Create an Explorer-Style Application
WMI is built into the Windows operating systems and is accessible through the classes in the System.Management namespace. WMI is intended to provide a single API for retrieving system data across an enterprise. Each type of resource that exposes data through WMI is identified by a WMI Class. For example, Win32_DisplayConfiguration describes a system’s display capabilities, and Win32_NetworkAdapter ...