Methods perform specific tasks related to the object, such as issuing a Checkpoint on a database or requesting an enumerated list of logons for the instance of Microsoft SQL Server.
Methods perform an operation on an object. Methods can take parameters and often have a return value. The return value can be a simple data type, a complex object, or a structure that contains many members.
Use exception handling to detect whether the method has been successful. For more information, see Handling SMO Exceptions.
TasksHow to: Use a Simple SMO Method in Visual Basic .NET
How to: Use an SMO Method with a Parameter in Visual Basic .NET
How to: Use an Enumeration Method that Returns a DataTable Object in Visual Basic .NET
How to: Construct an Object in Visual Basic .NET
How to: Copy an SMO Object in Visual Basic .NET