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Globals.ScriptEngine Property

Returns a String representing the runtime currently in use.

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

public static string ScriptEngine { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
Returns a String representing the runtime currently in use.

The ScriptEngine property returns the string "VB".

You can use ScriptEngine when your application is running as a standalone program, in a script, or in a host application.

The following example uses the ScriptEngine property and related properties to return a string describing the current run-time information:

Function getRuntimeInfo() As String 
    Dim runtime As String = ScriptEngine & " Version "
    runtime &= CStr(ScriptEngineMajorVersion) & "."
    runtime &= CStr(ScriptEngineMinorVersion) & "."
    runtime &= CStr(ScriptEngineBuildVersion)
    ' Return the current runtime information. 
    Return runtime
End Function

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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