System Information API in VB.NET

Posted on 2004-04-28
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Last Modified: 2013-11-13
Hi ,
  Can anyone tell me API's for extracting driver information like which sound driver/ Display driver etc.is installed in system . I want to use these API's in VB.NET.

Question by:manish_prajapati
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Expert Comment

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The best approach would be to use Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)... it allows  you to get all sorts of behind-the-scences stuff in an abstracted way.

The code would look something like this:

        Dim wmi As ManagementClass
        Dim obj As ManagementObject
        Dim objs As ManagementObjectCollection

                    wmi = New ManagementClass("Win32_VideoController")
                    objs = wmi.GetInstances()
                    For Each obj In objs
                               msgbox("Driver version :" & obj("DriverVersion"))

Author Comment

ID: 10939461
It is giving namespace problem, i.e. I have to include namespce for that...

But how...

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graye earned 120 total points
ID: 10939536
Yeah...sorry you have to add System. Management as a reference

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