Development with My (Visual Basic)

Visual Basic provides new features for rapid application development that improve productivity and ease of use while delivering power. One of these features, called My, provides access to information and default object instances that are related to the application and its run-time environment. This information is organized in a format that is discoverable through IntelliSense and logically delineated according to use.

Top-level members of My are exposed as objects. Each object behaves similarly to a namespace or a class with Shared members, and it exposes a set of related members.

This table shows the top-level My objects and their relationship to each other.

Diagram shows the object model for My.

In This Section

Performing Tasks with My.Application, My.Computer, and My.User
Describes the three central My objects, My.Application, My.Computer, and My.User, which provide access to information and functionality

Default Object Instances Provided by My.Forms and My.WebServices
Describes the My.Forms and My.WebServices objects, which provide access to forms, data sources, and XML Web services used by your application.

Rapid Application Development with My.Resources and My.Settings
Describes the My.Resources and My.Settings objects, which provide access to an application's resources and settings.

Overview of the Visual Basic Application Model
Describes the Visual Basic Application Startup/Shutdown model.

How My Depends on Project Type
Gives details on which My features are available in different project types.

See also