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.

Building Upon...

Application #35: Create an Explorer-Style Application

New Concepts

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 ...

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