Information Class

The Information module contains the procedures used to return, test for, or verify information.

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

public sealed class Information
public final class Information
public final class Information
Not applicable.

For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic Information Module (Visual Basic).

This module supports the Visual Basic language keywords and run-time library members that provide error information, validate data, determine array bounds, and retrieve data type and color information.

The following example uses the VbTypeName function to return data type names for several variables.

Dim sysDateName As String = "System.DateTime"
Dim sysShortName As String = "Int16"
Dim sysBadName As String = "Nonsense"
Dim testVbName As String
testVbName = VbTypeName(sysDateName) 
' Returns "Date".
testVbName = VbTypeName(sysShortName) 
' Returns "Short".
testVbName = VbTypeName(sysBadName) 
' Returns Nothing.


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

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0