AWS SDK Version 2 for .NET
API Reference

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.NET Framework 3.5
The Metric data type contains information about a specific metric. If you call ListMetrics, Amazon CloudWatch returns information contained by this data type.

The example in the Examples section publishes two metrics named buffers and latency. Both metrics are in the examples namespace. Both metrics have two dimensions, InstanceID and InstanceType.

Inheritance Hierarchy


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


public class Metric : Object

The Metric type exposes the following members


Public Method Metric()


Public Property Dimensions System.Collections.Generic.List<Amazon.CloudWatch.Model.Dimension> Gets and sets the property Dimensions.

A list of dimensions associated with the metric.

Public Property MetricName System.String Gets and sets the property MetricName.

The name of the metric.

Public Property Namespace System.String Gets and sets the property Namespace.

The namespace of the metric.


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

.NET for Windows Store apps:
Supported in: Windows 8.1, Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone:
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8