WindowsFormsApplicationBase.Shutdown Event

Note: This event is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Occurs when the application shuts down.

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

public event ShutdownEventHandler Shutdown
/** @event */
public void add_Shutdown (ShutdownEventHandler obj)

/** @event */
public void remove_Shutdown (ShutdownEventHandler obj)

JScript supports the use of events, but not the declaration of new ones.

For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic My.Application.Shutdown Event.

An application raises the Shutdown event before it exits. This allows you to control how the application closes its resources. This event is part of the Visual Basic Application model. For more information, see Overview of the Visual Basic Application Model.

The code for the Shutdown event handler is stored in the ApplicationEvents.vb file, which is hidden by default.

To access the Code Editor window for application events

With a project selected in Solution Explorer, click Properties on the Project menu.

Click the Application tab.

Click the View Application Events button to open the Code Editor.

For more information, see How to: Handle Application Events (Visual Basic).

The following table lists examples of tasks involving the My.Application.Shutdown event.

To

See

Use the events provided by the Visual Basic Application model to run code

How to: Run Code When the Application Starts or Ends

Log a message when the application shuts down

How to: Log Messages When the Application Starts or Shuts Down

This example logs messages when the application shuts down.

Private Sub MyApplication_Shutdown( _
    ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As System.EventArgs _
) Handles Me.Shutdown
    My.Application.Log.WriteEntry("Application Shut Down.")
End Sub

You must enter the code in the Code Editor window for application events. To access this window, follow the instructions from this topic's Remarks section. For more information, see How to: Log Messages When the Application Starts or Shuts Down.

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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0
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