Provides properties for manipulating computer components such as audio, the clock, the keyboard, the file system, and so on.
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|Audio||Gets an object that provides properties for methods for playing sounds.|
|Clipboard||Gets an object that provides methods for manipulating the Clipboard.|
|Clock||Gets an object that provides properties for accessing the current local time and Universal Coordinated Time (the equivalent to Greenwich Mean Time) from the system clock. (Inherited from ServerComputer.)|
|FileSystem||Gets an object that provides properties and methods for working with drives, files, and directories. (Inherited from ServerComputer.)|
|Info||Gets an object that provides properties for getting information about the computer's memory, loaded assemblies, name, and operating system. (Inherited from ServerComputer.)|
|Keyboard||Gets an object that provides properties for accessing the current state of the keyboard, such as what keys are currently pressed, and provides a method to send keystrokes to the active window.|
|Mouse||Gets an object that provides properties for getting information about the format and configuration of the mouse installed on the local computer.|
|Name||Gets the computer name. (Inherited from ServerComputer.)|
|Network||Gets an object that provides a property and methods for interacting with the network to which the computer is connected. (Inherited from ServerComputer.)|
|Ports||Gets an object that provides a property and a method for accessing the computer's serial ports.|
|Registry||Gets an object that provides properties and methods for manipulating the registry. (Inherited from ServerComputer.)|
|Screen||Gets the Screen object that represents the computer's primary display screen.|
|Equals(Object)||Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Finalize||Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode||Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|MemberwiseClone||Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
The properties exposed by the My.Computer object return information about the computer on which the application is deployed, as determined at run time. Typically, this data differs from what was available on the development computer.
Some members, such as the My.Computer.Audio object, are available only for non-server applications.
The following table lists examples of tasks involving the My.Computer object.
Check connection status
Download a file
Upload a file
Create a registry key
Access the Clipboard
The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: Resources. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.
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.