interfacename(required; String literal)
The name of the interface being implemented by a class
interfacemember(required; String literal)
The name of the interface property, function, procedure, or event that is being implemented by a class
Indicates that a class member provides the implementation of a member defined in an interface
Implements keyword can only be used in a class
module in which the
Implements statement has been
used to define an abstract base class that the class is to implement.
Implements keyword follows the property,
function, procedure, or event definition, and must be on the same
The class member implementing the interface member must be of the same type (property, function, procedure, or event) as the interface member, and its argument list and, in the case of functions and properties, return type must also be identical to that of the interface member.
Class members must implement all of the members declared in the interface.
See the example in the Implements Statement entry.
Implements keyword is new to VB.NET. Its
addition means that the implementation of a property, function,
procedure, or event does not have to use the name defined by the
interface. This modifies the VB 6 practice, which requires that class
members that implement an interface definition have the form
VB 6 does ...