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Obtaining Class Information at Run Time 

In some situations, you may need to work with variables defined as type Object rather than variables defined as more specific object types. Variables defined as Object can contain any other type object, such as integers, doubles, or object data types.

In This Section

Determining Object Type

Discusses determining the class an object belongs to.

Calling a Property or Method Using a String Name

Steps you through the process of specifying arguments by name instead of by position when calling a method.

Related Sections

Objects in Visual Basic

Covers the fundamentals of object-oriented programming.