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WMI query to get element as string

Posted on 2006-12-01
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I am attempting to obtain the windows directory path from a computer and then put the path to string.... here is what I have;

        'Query the windows directory installation
        Dim myScope As New ManagementScope("\\" & Environment.MachineName & "\root\cimv2")
        Dim WindowsDirectory As String
        Dim oQuery As New SelectQuery("SELECT WindowsDirectory FROM Win32_OperatingSystem")
        Dim oResults As New ManagementObjectSearcher(myScope, oQuery)
        Dim oItem As ManagementObject
        Dim oProperty As PropertyData
        For Each oItem In oResults.Get()
            For Each oProperty In oItem.Properties
                Try
                    WindowsDirectory = (oProperty.Name.ToString, (oProperty.Value.ToString))
                Catch ex As Exception
                End Try
            Next
        Next

I am getting a syntax error on the WindowsDirectory line... please help
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Question by:nickmarshall
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DjDezmond earned 125 total points
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You could query the Environmental variable "SystemRoot" instead?

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WinPath = Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable("SystemRoot")
Msgbox WinPath
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I don't understand what your trying to do with this line in your code:
  WindowsDirectory = (oProperty.Name.ToString, (oProperty.Value.ToString))

That wouldn't return a string...

But this code will work nicely
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u Must Write only oProperty.Value.ToString

i.e.
WindowsDirectory = oProperty.Value.ToString()

Try It

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