The Application object represents the running application at a very high level. It provides properties and methods for starting an event loop to process Windows messages, possibly for a form. It also provides methods for controlling and stopping the event loop.
Don’t confuse the Application object with the My.Application namespace. The two have somewhat similar purposes but very different features.
The following sections describe the Application object’s most useful properties, methods, and events.
The following table describes the Application object’s most useful properties.
|CommonAppDataPath||Returns the path where the program should store application data shared by all users. By default, this path has the form base_path\company_name\product_name\product_version. The base_path is typically C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data.|
|CommonAppDataRegistry||Returns the registry key where the program should store application data shared by all users. By default, this path has the form HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\company_name\product_name\product_version.|
|CompanyName||Returns the application’s company name.|
|CurrentCulture||Gets or sets the CultureInfo object for this thread.|
|CurrentInputLanguage||Gets or sets the InputLanguage for this thread.|
|ExecutablePath||Returns the fully qualified path to the file that started the execution, including the filename.|
|LocalUserAppDataPath||Returns the path where the program ...|