Computer Class

Provides properties for manipulating computer components such as audio, the clock, the keyboard, the file system, and so on.

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

[HostProtectionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Resources = HostProtectionResource.ExternalProcessMgmt)]
public class Computer : ServerComputer

NoteNote:

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.

For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic My.Computer 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.

This example uses the My.Computer.Name property to display the name of the computer on which the code runs.

MsgBox("Computer name: " & My.Computer.Name)

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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