MachineName

The MachineName component enables you to retrieve the name of your computer.

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Ports

The MachineName component exposes the Control In, Control Out, and Data Out ports by default.

Port Description
ControlIn Must be connected to the Control Out port of one or more components.
ControlOut Can be connected to the Control In port of another component or the default end component.
Data Out Returns the name of the computer (string).

Properties

To edit the properties of the MachineName component, in the Properties window, change the required property. You can edit the following properties.

Property Description
Search Search for the respective property.
Delay After Execution Specifies the wait time (in seconds) after the action is performed.
Delay Before Execution Specifies the wait time (in seconds) before the action is performed.

Example

Let us consider an example.

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To find the name of the machine:

  1. In the Toolbox, expand Utilities and then expand Environment.
  2. Drag the MachineName component and drop it on the Design surface. To enable display of the computer name, you can add a MessageBox component to the activity.
  3. To add the Message Box component:
    • In the Toolbox, expand the General.
    • Expand the MessageBox component, drag Show component and drop it on the Design surface.
    • Repeat the step to add the second MessageBox component.
  4. Connect all the control ports and data ports in the activity.
  5. In the toolbar, click Run.
    The message box displays the name of the computer.

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