Gets or sets the identifier for the instance of the monitoring class that is the context for the override. The context instance can be a monitoring object or a group. If this property is null, then the context for the override is a class rather than a class instance, in which case the context can be found in the Context property. Namespace: Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Configuration
Assembly: Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.OperationsManager (in microsoft.enterprisemanagement.operationsmanager.dll)


Visual Basic
Dim instance As ManagementPackOverride
Dim value As Nullable(Of Guid)

value = instance.ContextInstance

instance.ContextInstance = value


Visual Basic
Public Property ContextInstance As Nullable(Of Guid)
public Nullable<Guid> ContextInstance { get; set; }
property Nullable<Guid> ContextInstance {
		Nullable<Guid> get ();
		void set (Nullable<Guid> value);
/** @property */
public Nullable<Guid> get_ContextInstance ()

/** @property */
public void set_ContextInstance (Nullable<Guid> value)
public function get ContextInstance () : Nullable<Guid>

public function set ContextInstance (value : Nullable<Guid>)

Property Value

A null or GUID value.


The following code example shows how to get the PartialMonitoringObject object that is the context instance for the override.

C#  Copy Code
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Configuration;
using Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement;
using System.Collections.ObjectModel;
using Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Common;
using Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Monitoring;

namespace SDKSamples
	class Program
		static void Main(string[] args)
			ManagementGroup mg = new ManagementGroup("localhost");
			ReadOnlyCollection<ManagementPackOverride> overrides = mg.GetMonitoringOverrides();

			foreach (ManagementPackOverride mpOverride in overrides)
				Console.WriteLine("Override name: " + mpOverride.Name);
				if (mpOverride.ContextInstance == null)
					// The context is a class.
						MonitoringClass mc = mg.GetMonitoringClass(mpOverride.Context.Id);
						Console.WriteLine("	Override context (class): " + mc.Name);

					catch (ObjectNotFoundException)
						Console.WriteLine("	Override context: Not Found.");
					// The context is a monitoring object or group.
					PartialMonitoringObject partialObject =

					Console.WriteLine("	Override context (instance): " + partialObject.Name);


Pass the identifier returned from this property into the GetPartialMonitoringObject or GetMonitoringObject method to retrieve the context instance monitoring object.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.


Development Platforms

Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP

Target Platforms

Windows Server 2008,Windows Server 2003,Windows Vista,Windows XP

See Also