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Globals Class

The Globals module contains script engine functions.

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualBasic (in microsoft.visualbasic.dll)

public ref class Globals sealed
public final class Globals
public final class Globals

For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic Globals Module (Visual Basic).

This module supports the Visual Basic language keywords and runtime library members that provide information about the runtime currently in use.

The following example uses the ScriptEngineMajorVersion property and related properties to return a string describing the current runtime information:

Function getRuntimeInfo() As String
    Dim runtime As String = ScriptEngine & " Version "
    runtime &= CStr(ScriptEngineMajorVersion) & "."
    runtime &= CStr(ScriptEngineMinorVersion) & "."
    runtime &= CStr(ScriptEngineBuildVersion)
    ' Return the current runtime information.
    Return runtime
End Function

System.Object
  Microsoft.VisualBasic.Globals

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

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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