How to: Find a Particular System Message in Visual Basic .NET

This section describes how to find a particular system message and display it in Microsoft Visual Basic .NET.

The code example shows how to identify a system message by ID number and display the message.

  1. Start Visual Studio 2005.

  2. From the File menu, select New Project. The New Project dialog box appears.

  3. In the Project Types pane, select Visual Basic. In the Templates pane, select Console Application.

  4. (Optional) In the Name box, type the name of the new application.

  5. Click OK to load the Visual Basic console application template.

  6. On the Project menu, select Add Reference item. The Add Reference dialog box appears. Select Browse and locate the SMO assemblies in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\SDK\Assemblies folder. Select the following files:





  7. On the View menu, click Code.-Or-Select the Module1.vb window to display the code window.

  8. In the code, before any declarations, type the following Imports statements to qualify the types in the SMO namespace:

    Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
    Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common
  9. Insert the code that follows this procedure into the main program.

  10. Run and build the application.

'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server
'Reference an existing system message using the ItemByIdAndLanguage method.
Dim msg As SystemMessage
msg = srv.SystemMessages.ItemByIdAndLanguage(14126, "us_english")
'Display the message ID and  text.
Console.WriteLine(msg.ID.ToString + " " + msg.Text)

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