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OperatingSystem Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the OperatingSystem class, using the specified platform identifier value and version object.

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

'Declaration
Public Sub New ( _
	platform As PlatformID, _
	version As Version _
)

Parameters

platform
Type: System.PlatformID
One of the PlatformID values that indicates the operating system platform.
version
Type: System.Version
A Version object that indicates the version of the operating system.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

version is Nothing.

ArgumentException

platform is not a PlatformID enumeration value.

The following code example creates objects of the OperatingSystem class with selected values for the Platform and Version properties.


' Example for the OperatingSystem constructor and the  
' OperatingSystem.ToString( ) method.
Imports System
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Module OpSysConstructDemo

    ' Create and display an OperatingSystem object.
    Sub BuildOSObj( pID As PlatformID, ver As Version )

        Dim os As New OperatingSystem( pID, ver )

        Console.WriteLine( "   {0}", os.ToString( ) )
    End Sub 

    Sub BuildOperatingSystemObjects( )

        ' The Version object does not need to correspond to an 
        ' actual OS version.
        Dim verNull     As New Version( )
        Dim verMajMin   As New Version( 3, 11 )
        Dim verMMBld    As New Version( 5, 25, 625 )
        Dim verMMBVer   As New Version( 5, 6, 7, 8 )
        Dim verString   As New Version( "3.5.8.13" )

        ' All PlatformID members are shown here.
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32NT, verNull )
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32S, verMajMin )
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32Windows, verMMBld )
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.WinCE, verMMBVer )
        BuildOSObj( PlatformID.Win32NT, verString )
    End Sub 

    Sub Main( )
        Console.WriteLine( _
            "This example of the OperatingSystem constructor " & _
            "and " & vbCrLf & "OperatingSystem.ToString( ) " & _
            "generates the following output." & vbCrLf )
        Console.WriteLine( _
            "Create and display several different " & _
            "OperatingSystem objects:" & vbCrLf )

        BuildOperatingSystemObjects( )

        Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & _
            "The OS version of the host computer is: " & _
            vbCrLf & vbCrLf & "   {0}", _
            Environment.OSVersion.ToString( ) )
    End Sub
End Module 

' This example of the OperatingSystem constructor and
' OperatingSystem.ToString( ) generates the following output.
' 
' Create and display several different OperatingSystem objects:
' 
'    Microsoft Windows NT 0.0
'    Microsoft Win32S 3.11
'    Microsoft Windows 98 5.25.625
'    Microsoft Windows CE 5.6.7.8
'    Microsoft Windows NT 3.5.8.13
' 
' The OS version of the host computer is:
' 
'    Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600.0


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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