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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).

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0