ComputerInfo.OSPlatform Property

Gets the platform identifier for the operating system of the computer.

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

public string OSPlatform { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A String containing the platform identifier for the operating system of the computer, chosen from the member names of the PlatformID enumeration.


The application cannot obtain the operating-system platform information.

The My.Computer.Info.OSPlatform property provides functionality similar to the Platform property of the object returned by the OSVersion property.

This example uses the My.Computer.Info.OSPlatform property to display the platform of the computer's operating system.

MsgBox("Computer's operating system platform: " & 

.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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