Specifies the class or module that contains the Sub Main procedure.
Use this option when creating an executable file or Windows executable program. If the /main option is omitted, the compiler searches for a valid shared Sub Main in all public classes and modules.
Seefor a discussion of the various forms of the Main procedure.
When location is a class that inherits from , the compiler provides a default Main procedure that starts the application if the class has no Main procedure. This lets you compile code at the command line that was created in the development environment.
' Compile with /r:System.dll,SYSTEM.WINDOWS.FORMS.DLL /main:MyC Public Class MyC Inherits System.Windows.Forms.Form End Class
To set /main in the Visual Studio integrated development environment
Have a project selected in Solution Explorer. On the Project menu, click Properties.
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Click the Application tab.
Make sure the Enable application framework checkbox is not checked.
Modify the value in the Startup object box.
The following code compiles T2.vb and T3.vb, specifying that the Sub Main procedure will be found in the Test2 class.
vbc t2.vb t3.vb /main:Test2