AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Retrieves the alarms for the specified metric. To filter the results, specify a statistic, period, or unit.


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to DescribeAlarmsForMetricAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.CloudWatch
Assembly: AWSSDK.CloudWatch.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public abstract DescribeAlarmsForMetricResponse DescribeAlarmsForMetric(
         DescribeAlarmsForMetricRequest request
Type: Amazon.CloudWatch.Model.DescribeAlarmsForMetricRequest

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

Return Value
The response from the DescribeAlarmsForMetric service method, as returned by CloudWatch.


This example shows how to get information about all alarms for a metric.

Get metric alarms example

var client = new AmazonCloudWatchClient();

var dimension = new Dimension
  Name = "AutoScalingGroupName",
  Value = "awseb-e-kkbEXAMPLE-stack-AutoScalingGroup-F4TAUEXAMPLE"

var request = new DescribeAlarmsForMetricRequest
  Dimensions = new List() { dimension },
  MetricName = "NetworkOut",
  Namespace = "AWS/EC2"

var response = client.DescribeAlarmsForMetric(request);

if (response.MetricAlarms.Count > 0)
  foreach (var alarm in response.MetricAlarms)
    Console.WriteLine(alarm.MetricName + " " +
      alarm.ComparisonOperator + " " + alarm.Threshold);
  Console.WriteLine("No alarms.");

Version Information

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

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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