Win32_Desktop - WMI sample in Python

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Win32_Desktop

Description

The Win32_Desktop WMI class represents the common characteristics of a user`s desktop. The properties of this class can be modified by the user to customize the desktop.

Example(s)

import win32com.client
def WMIDateStringToDate(dtmDate):
    strDateTime = ""
    if (dtmDate[4] == 0):
        strDateTime = dtmDate[5] + '/'
    else:
        strDateTime = dtmDate[4] + dtmDate[5] + '/'
    if (dtmDate[6] == 0):
        strDateTime = strDateTime + dtmDate[7] + '/'
    else:
        strDateTime = strDateTime + dtmDate[6] + dtmDate[7] + '/'
        strDateTime = strDateTime + dtmDate[0] + dtmDate[1] + dtmDate[2] + dtmDate[3] + " " + dtmDate[8] + dtmDate[9] + ":" + dtmDate[10] + dtmDate[11] +':' + dtmDate[12] + dtmDate[13]
    return strDateTime

strComputer = "."
objWMIService = win32com.client.Dispatch("WbemScripting.SWbemLocator")
objSWbemServices = objWMIService.ConnectServer(strComputer,"root\cimv2")
colItems = objSWbemServices.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_Desktop")
for objItem in colItems:
    if objItem.BorderWidth != None:
        print "BorderWidth:" + ` objItem.BorderWidth`
    if objItem.Caption != None:
        print "Caption:" + ` objItem.Caption`
    if objItem.CoolSwitch != None:
        print "CoolSwitch:" + ` objItem.CoolSwitch`
    if objItem.CursorBlinkRate != None:
        print "CursorBlinkRate:" + ` objItem.CursorBlinkRate`
    if objItem.Description != None:
        print "Description:" + ` objItem.Description`
    if objItem.DragFullWindows != None:
        print "DragFullWindows:" + ` objItem.DragFullWindows`
    if objItem.GridGranularity != None:
        print "GridGranularity:" + ` objItem.GridGranularity`
    if objItem.IconSpacing != None:
        print "IconSpacing:" + ` objItem.IconSpacing`
    if objItem.IconTitleFaceName != None:
        print "IconTitleFaceName:" + ` objItem.IconTitleFaceName`
    if objItem.IconTitleSize != None:
        print "IconTitleSize:" + ` objItem.IconTitleSize`
    if objItem.IconTitleWrap != None:
        print "IconTitleWrap:" + ` objItem.IconTitleWrap`
    if objItem.Name != None:
        print "Name:" + ` objItem.Name`
    if objItem.Pattern != None:
        print "Pattern:" + ` objItem.Pattern`
    if objItem.ScreenSaverActive != None:
        print "ScreenSaverActive:" + ` objItem.ScreenSaverActive`
    if objItem.ScreenSaverExecutable != None:
        print "ScreenSaverExecutable:" + ` objItem.ScreenSaverExecutable`
    if objItem.ScreenSaverSecure != None:
        print "ScreenSaverSecure:" + ` objItem.ScreenSaverSecure`
    if objItem.ScreenSaverTimeout != None:
        print "ScreenSaverTimeout:" + ` objItem.ScreenSaverTimeout`
    if objItem.SettingID != None:
        print "SettingID:" + ` objItem.SettingID`
    if objItem.Wallpaper != None:
        print "Wallpaper:" + ` objItem.Wallpaper`
    if objItem.WallpaperStretched != None:
        print "WallpaperStretched:" + ` objItem.WallpaperStretched`
    if objItem.WallpaperTiled != None:
        print "WallpaperTiled:" + ` objItem.WallpaperTiled`