Detect Graphics Card Programmatically Using Visual BasicOn March 10, 2017 by abah guru
Detect Graphics Card Name
Is it possible to detect the graphics card name from .Net code? Yes it is possible using WMI. But you need to reference the System.Management and import it.
Windows Management Instrumentation
WMI is a great library which contains the details about various components required for the system to operate. Hard Disk Drive related information, processor information, Network components and the list goes on. It is really easy to query the data if you know a little about the data how it is organized.
Using WMI to Get the Graphics Card Name
WMI can be used to query a lot of information about hardware and Operating systems related information. ManagementObjectSearcher can be used to query the data. It accepts two parameters. The first parameter is to tell which section to search called as scope. And the second parameter is the actual query almost similar to SQL query. Using the Get method of ManagementObjectSearcher will give the result set in a collection.
Public Class Form1
Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, _
ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
Private Function GetGraphicsCardName() As String
Dim GraphicsCardName = String.Empty
Dim WmiSelect As New ManagementObjectSearcher _
(“rootCIMV2”, “SELECT * FROM Win32_VideoController”)
For Each WmiResults As ManagementObject In WmiSelect.Get()
GraphicsCardName = WmiResults.GetPropertyValue(“Name”).ToString
If (Not String.IsNullOrEmpty(GraphicsCardName)) Then
Catch err As ManagementException