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 Application Page, Project Designer (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: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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.

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