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Globals Class

The Globals module contains script engine functions.

System.Object
  Microsoft.VisualBasic.Globals

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

[StandardModuleAttribute]
public sealed class Globals

The Globals type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyStatic memberScriptEngineReturns a String representing the runtime currently in use.
Public propertyStatic memberScriptEngineBuildVersionReturns an Integer containing the build version number of the runtime currently in use.
Public propertyStatic memberScriptEngineMajorVersionReturns an Integer containing the major version number of the runtime currently in use.
Public propertyStatic memberScriptEngineMinorVersionReturns an Integer containing the minor version number of the runtime currently in use.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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