Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Accessing Win32_VideoController

Posted on 2003-11-14
3
Medium Priority
?
661 Views
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
I need to look at the Win32_VideoController (http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/wmisdk/wmi/win32_videocontroller.asp) in order to get information on the capabilities of the video card.  Specifically I want to find out if this device is Monochrome and what is the current VideoMode.

I've found a few references to working with WMI from Delphi, but nothing dealing with VideoController.

Please provide a code sample.
Thanks for your help :)
Rob
0
Comment
Question by:DarthChucks
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
Wim ten Brink earned 680 total points
ID: 9755945
http://users.andara.com/~dblondeau/FTP/SWBEM.zip

Above link is some simple sample code for Delphi. And like you I don't find much specific information about WMI settings in Delphi. However, for WMI itself just go to the MSDN site about WMI:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/wmisdk/wmi/wmi_architecture.asp

But I guess you know that link too.
Since WMI provides an enormous amount of information it is quite difficult to find specific examples. Especially since WMI still isn't a very popular technique. But perhaps have a look at:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Delphi/Q_20740261.html

And if you haven't imported the WMI type library yet then import it or download it from http://workshop-alex.org/sources/WbemScripting_TLB.pas and download http://workshop-alex.org/sources/ShowProcesses.dpr too, which is an example about retrieving process information. It's not the same but still quite close to what you need.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction The parallel port is a very commonly known port, it was widely used to connect a printer to the PC, if you look at the back of your computer, for those who don't have newer computers, there will be a port with 25 pins and a small print…
In my programming career I have only very rarely run into situations where operator overloading would be of any use in my work.  Normally those situations involved math with either overly large numbers (hundreds of thousands of digits or accuracy re…
Video by: ITPro.TV
In this episode Don builds upon the troubleshooting techniques by demonstrating how to properly monitor a vSphere deployment to detect problems before they occur. He begins the show using tools found within the vSphere suite as ends the show demonst…
In this video, Percona Solution Engineer Rick Golba discuss how (and why) you implement high availability in a database environment. To discuss how Percona Consulting can help with your design and architecture needs for your database and infrastr…
Suggested Courses

610 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question