Tue, December 12, 2006, 07:47 AM under Windows | Vista
Do you remember the Windows Experience Index (earlier known as System Performance Rating)?

Well, it is available programmatically via the Windows System Assessment Tool (i.e. the WinSAT API). This is a COM API that, at a high level, gives you back the two things: the information and a bitmap.

Here is a screenshot of the output if I query the SAT on my laptop from C# console app. Console shows the details and the pop up windows form shows the bitmap

To read the full story, download the code to run on your machine and much more detail, please visit Bart’s blog entry now.