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ServerComputer Class

Provides properties for manipulating computer components such as audio, the clock, the keyboard, the file system, and so on.

System.Object
  Microsoft.VisualBasic.Devices.ServerComputer
    Microsoft.VisualBasic.Devices.Computer

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.Devices
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

[HostProtectionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Resources = HostProtectionResource.ExternalProcessMgmt)]
public class ServerComputer

The ServerComputer type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodServerComputerInitializes a new instance of the ServerComputer class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyClockGets an object that provides properties for accessing the current local time and Universal Coordinated Time (the equivalent to Greenwich Mean Time) from the system clock.
Public propertyFileSystemGets an object that provides properties and methods for working with drives, files, and directories.
Public propertyInfoGets an object that provides properties for getting information about the computer's memory, loaded assemblies, name, and operating system.
Public propertyNameGets the computer name.
Public propertyNetworkGets an object that provides a property and methods for interacting with the network to which the computer is connected.
Public propertyRegistryGets an object that provides properties and methods for manipulating the registry.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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The properties exposed by the My.Computer object return information about the computer on which the application is deployed, as determined at run time. Typically, this data differs from what was available on the development computer.

Some members, such as the My.Computer.Audio object, are available only for non-server applications.

The following table lists examples of tasks involving the My.Computer object.

NoteNote

The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: Resources. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.

This example uses the My.Computer.Name property to display the name of the computer on which the code runs.


MsgBox("Computer name: " & My.Computer.Name)


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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