Victor.Wiedemann Victor.Wiedemann - 9 months ago 42 Question

In how do you read non-hidden devices as seen in device manager Network Adaptor section

I am trying to read the network adapters
as seen here
at the moment I am using the code I found online

Sub Main()
Dim path As ManagementPath = New ManagementPath()
path.Server = "."
path.NamespacePath = "root\CIMV2"
Dim scope As ManagementScope = New ManagementScope(path)
Dim query As ObjectQuery = New ObjectQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_NetworkAdapter")
Dim searcher As ManagementObjectSearcher = New ManagementObjectSearcher(scope, query)
Dim queryCollection As ManagementObjectCollection = searcher.Get()
Dim m As ManagementObject
For Each m In queryCollection
Console.WriteLine("Device Name : {0}", m("Name"))
End Sub

Right now I am seeing a list of devices that include those 4, but also a bunch of hidden devices and what looks like devices that are not connected anymore. How do I refine my search to only show what the device manager shows by default?


Found my answer on another forum, but cannot find the link again. Here is the answer:

  Dim moIP As ManagementObject
    Dim myNet = New ManagementObjectSearcher _
    ("SELECT * FROM Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration WHERE IPEnabled = True") 
    Dim CountIncrement As Int16 = 1
    For Each moIP In myNet.Get
        'find device with  MAC Address
        If CStr(moIP("MACAddress")) = "00:11:22:33:44:55" Then
          'code here
        End If