How to get current cpu usage in C# and VB.NET

To get current cpu usage in C# and VB.NET you can use the following snippet.

Sample C#

public static string GetCurrentCpuUsage()
{
	var cpuCounter = new PerformanceCounter
	{
		CategoryName = "Processor",
		CounterName = "% Processor Time",
		InstanceName = "_Total"
	};
	cpuCounter.NextValue();
	System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(1000);
	return (cpuCounter.NextValue() + "%");
}

Sample VB.NET

Public Shared Function GetCurrentCpuUsage() As String
	Dim cpuCounter = New PerformanceCounter() With { _
		Key .CategoryName = "Processor", _
		Key .CounterName = "% Processor Time", _
		Key .InstanceName = "_Total" _
	}
	cpuCounter.NextValue()
	System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(1000)
	Return (cpuCounter.NextValue() + "%")
End Function

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