Guid.NewGuid Method ()


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Initializes a new instance of the Guid structure.

Namespace:   System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

Public Shared Function NewGuid As Guid

Return Value

Type: System.Guid

A new GUID object.

This is a convenient static method that you can call to get a new Guid. The method wraps a call to the Windows CoCreateGuid function. The returned Guid is guaranteed to not equal Guid.Empty.

The following code example creates and displays the values of two Guid objects.

' This code example demonstrates the Guid.NewGuid() method.
Imports System

Class Sample
    Public Shared Sub Main() 
        Dim g As Guid
' Create and display the value of two GUIDs.
        g = Guid.NewGuid()
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Sample
'This code example produces the following results:

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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