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WindowsFormsApplicationBase.Shutdown Event

Occurs when the application shuts down.

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

public event ShutdownEventHandler Shutdown

An application raises the Shutdown event before it exits. This allows you to control how the application closes its resources. This event is part of the Visual Basic Application model. For more information, see Overview of the Visual Basic Application Model.

The code for the Shutdown event handler is stored in the ApplicationEvents.vb file, which is hidden by default.

To access the Code Editor window for application events

  1. With a project selected in Solution Explorer, click Properties on the Project menu.

  2. Click the Application tab.

  3. Click the View Application Events button to open the Code Editor.

    For more information, see How to: Handle Application Events (Visual Basic).

The following table lists examples of tasks involving the My.Application.Shutdown event.

To

See

Use the events provided by the Visual Basic Application model to run code

How to: Run Code When the Application Starts or Ends (Visual Basic)

Log a message when the application shuts down

How to: Log Messages When the Application Starts or Shuts Down (Visual Basic)

Availability by Project Type

Project type

Available

Windows Forms Application

Yes

Class Library

No

Console Application

No

Windows Forms Control Library

No

Web Control Library

No

Windows Service

No

Web Site

No

This example logs messages when the application shuts down.


Private Sub MyApplication_Shutdown( 
    ByVal sender As Object, 
    ByVal e As System.EventArgs 
) Handles Me.Shutdown
    My.Application.Log.WriteEntry("Application Shut Down.")
End Sub


You must enter the code in the Code Editor window for application events. To access this window, follow the instructions from this topic's Remarks section. For more information, see How to: Log Messages When the Application Starts or Shuts Down (Visual Basic).

.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.

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