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Interaction Members

The Interaction module contains procedures used to interact with objects, applications, and systems.

The following tables list the members exposed by the Interaction type.

(see also Protected Methods )
  Name Description
Public method Static Supported by the .NET Compact Framework AppActivate Overloaded. Activates an application that is already running.
Public method Static Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Beep Sounds a tone through the computer's speaker.
Public method Static Supported by the .NET Compact Framework CallByName Executes a method on an object, or sets or returns a property on an object.
Public method Static Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Choose Selects and returns a value from a list of arguments.
Public method Static Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Command Returns the argument portion of the command line used to start Visual Basic or an executable program developed with Visual Basic. The My feature provides greater productivity and performance than the Command function. For more information, see My.Application.CommandLineArgs Property.
Public method Static CreateObject Creates and returns a reference to a COM object. CreateObject cannot be used to create instances of classes in Visual Basic unless those classes are explicitly exposed as COM components.
Public method Static DeleteSetting Deletes a section or key setting from an application's entry in the Windows registry. The My feature gives you greater productivity and performance in registry operations than the DeleteSetting function. For more information, see My.Computer.Registry Object.
Public method Static Environ Overloaded. Returns the string associated with an operating-system environment variable.
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Equals  Overloaded. Determines whether two Object instances are equal. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method Static GetAllSettings Returns a list of key settings and their respective values (originally created with SaveSetting) from an application's entry in the Windows registry. Using the My feature gives you greater productivity and performance in registry operations than GetAllSettings. For more information, see My.Computer.Registry Object.
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework GetHashCode  Serves as a hash function for a particular type. GetHashCode is suitable for use in hashing algorithms and data structures like a hash table. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method Static GetObject Returns a reference to an object provided by a COM component.
Public method Static GetSetting Returns a key setting value from an application's entry in the Windows registry. The My feature gives you greater productivity and performance in registry operations than GetAllSettings. For more information, see My.Computer.Registry Object.
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework GetType  Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method Static Supported by the .NET Compact Framework IIf Returns one of two objects, depending on the evaluation of an expression.
Public method Static Supported by the .NET Compact Framework InputBox Displays a prompt in a dialog box, waits for the user to input text or click a button, and then returns a string containing the contents of the text box.
Public method Static Supported by the .NET Compact Framework MsgBox Displays a message in a dialog box, waits for the user to click a button, and then returns an integer indicating which button the user clicked.
Public method Static Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Partition Returns a string representing the calculated range that contains a number.
Public method Static Supported by the .NET Compact Framework ReferenceEquals  Determines whether the specified Object instances are the same instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method Static SaveSetting Saves or creates an application entry in the Windows registry. The My feature gives you greater productivity and performance in registry operations than SaveSetting. For more information, see My.Computer.Registry Object.
Public method Static Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Shell Runs an executable program and returns an integer containing the program's process ID if it is still running.
Public method Static Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Switch Evaluates a list of expressions and returns an Object value corresponding to the first expression in the list that is True.
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework ToString  Returns a String that represents the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
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  Name Description
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Finalize  Allows an Object to attempt to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework MemberwiseClone  Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
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