Computer Class

Computer Class

 

Provides properties for manipulating computer components such as audio, the clock, the keyboard, the file system, and so on.

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

System.Object
  Microsoft.VisualBasic.Devices.ServerComputer
    Microsoft.VisualBasic.Devices.Computer

[HostProtectionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Resources = HostProtectionResource.ExternalProcessMgmt)]
public class Computer : ServerComputer

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodComputer()

Initializes a new instance of the Computer class.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyAudio

Gets an object that provides properties for methods for playing sounds.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyClipboard

Gets an object that provides methods for manipulating the Clipboard.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyClock

Gets an object that provides properties for accessing the current local time and Universal Coordinated Time (the equivalent to Greenwich Mean Time) from the system clock.(Inherited from ServerComputer.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyFileSystem

Gets an object that provides properties and methods for working with drives, files, and directories.(Inherited from ServerComputer.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyInfo

Gets an object that provides properties for getting information about the computer's memory, loaded assemblies, name, and operating system.(Inherited from ServerComputer.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyKeyboard

Gets an object that provides properties for accessing the current state of the keyboard, such as what keys are currently pressed, and provides a method to send keystrokes to the active window.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyMouse

Gets an object that provides properties for getting information about the format and configuration of the mouse installed on the local computer.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyName

Gets the computer name.(Inherited from ServerComputer.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyNetwork

Gets an object that provides a property and methods for interacting with the network to which the computer is connected.(Inherited from ServerComputer.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyPorts

Gets an object that provides a property and a method for accessing the computer's serial ports.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyRegistry

Gets an object that provides properties and methods for manipulating the registry.(Inherited from ServerComputer.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyScreen

Gets the Screen object that represents the computer's primary display screen.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodFinalize()

Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodMemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

The properties exposed by the My.Computer object return information about the computer on which the application is deployed, as determined at run time. Typically, this data differs from what was available on the development computer.

Some members, such as the My.Computer.Audio object, are available only for non-server applications.

The following table lists examples of tasks involving the My.Computer object.

To

See

Check connection status

How to: Check Connection Status in Visual Basic

Download a file

How to: Download a File in Visual Basic

Upload a file

How to: Upload a File in Visual Basic

Create a registry key

How to: Create a Registry Key and Set Its Value in Visual Basic

Access the Clipboard

Storing Data to and Reading from the Clipboard (Visual Basic)

This example uses the My.Computer.Name property to display the name of the computer on which the code runs.

MsgBox("Computer name: " & My.Computer.Name)

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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