AWS SDK Version 2 for .NET
API Reference

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.NET Framework 3.5
Returns a list of valid metrics stored for the AWS account owner. Returned metrics can be used with GetMetricStatistics to obtain statistical data for a given metric. Up to 500 results are returned for any one call. To retrieve further results, use returned NextToken values with subsequent ListMetrics operations. If you create a metric with the PutMetricData action, allow up to fifteen minutes for the metric to appear in calls to the ListMetrics action. Statistics about the metric, however, are available sooner using GetMetricStatistics.

Namespace: Amazon.CloudWatch
Assembly: AWSSDK.dll
Version: (assembly version)


public virtual ListMetricsResponse ListMetrics(
         ListMetricsRequest request


Type: Amazon.CloudWatch.Model.ListMetricsRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the ListMetrics service method.

Return Value
Type: Amazon.CloudWatch.Model.ListMetricsResponse
The response from the ListMetrics service method, as returned by CloudWatch.


InternalServiceException Indicates that the request processing has failed due to some unknown error, exception, or failure.
InvalidParameterValueException Bad or out-of-range value was supplied for the input parameter.


This example shows how to list a set of metrics.

List metrics example

var client = new AmazonCloudWatchClient();

var filter = new DimensionFilter
  Name = "InstanceType",
  Value = "t1.micro"

var request = new ListMetricsRequest
  Dimensions = new List<DimensionFilter>() { filter },
  MetricName = "CPUUtilization",
  Namespace = "AWS/EC2"

var response = new ListMetricsResponse();

  response = client.ListMetrics(request);

  if (response.Metrics.Count > 0)
    foreach (var metric in response.Metrics)
      Console.WriteLine(metric.MetricName +
        " (" + metric.Namespace + ")");

      foreach (var dimension in metric.Dimensions)
        Console.WriteLine("  " + dimension.Name + ": "
          + dimension.Value);
    Console.WriteLine("No metrics found.");

  request.NextToken = response.NextToken;

} while (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(response.NextToken));

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5