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  • Hi folks! 

    I would like to know if I can get the following  data using silverlight:

    • Username
    • total memory
    • free memory
    • kind of device(ie. Samsung, Dell, etc..)
    • model device(ie. Dell Latitude, etc..)
    • Computer name

    I have to use C#. 

    If the answer is not I also would like the reason why...

    Thank you very much in advance!

    Monday, June 19, 2017 4:05 PM

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  • Hi caizo,

    From your description, you want to get more system information when you are using Silverlight.

    As far as I know, Silverlight is run in a certain range of permissions. So it is not possible to access all the information.

    So, you may try the following way.

    1. Make your Silverlight app enable option elevated trust. It will allow using COM.

    Silverlight 4 : COM Interop..Endless Opportunities:
    http://pendsevikram.blogspot.sg/2010/01/silverlight-4-com-interopendless.html

    Silverlight 4 COM Automation – Taking photos with a DSLR using Windows Image Acquisition:
    http://sblakemore.com/blog/post/Silverlight-4-COM-Automation-e28093-Taking-photos-with-a-DSLR-using-Windows-Image-Acquisition.aspx

    2. Add some system library and import required functions that will allow you to get RAM etc. info

    How do you get total amount of RAM the computer has?
    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/105031/how-do-you-get-total-amount-of-ram-the-computer-has

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    Best Regards,

    Yohann Lu


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    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 3:19 AM