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AuthenticationMode Enumeration

Indicates how a Visual Basic application authenticates the user for the My.User object.

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

public enum AuthenticationMode

Member nameDescription
WindowsThe WindowsFormsApplicationBase constructor initializes the principal for the application's main thread with the current user's Windows user information.
ApplicationDefinedThe WindowsFormsApplicationBase constructor does not initialize the principal for the application's main thread. The application needs to initialize the principal for the application's main thread.

You can set the authentication mode for an application by passing one of this enumeration's values to the WindowsFormsApplicationBase constructor. For more information, see Extending the Visual Basic Application Model.

A Visual Basic application that uses the Visual Basic Application Model can specify whether it uses Windows authentication or custom authentication. You can also configure the authentication mode in the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment. For more information, see How to: Enable Custom User Authentication (Visual Basic).

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.