System.Object and System.ValueType

At this point, it is necessary to provide an overview of both System.Object and System.ValueType. Instead of showing a diagram of inheritance, it is a good idea to offer a Visual Studio–oriented view so you can better understand what happens in the development environment. This can be accomplished via the Object Browser tool window introduced in Chapter 2, “The Visual Studio 2015 IDE for Visual Basic.” You can browse for both classes by just typing their names in the search box. Figure 4.1 shows how System.Object is defined, which members it exposes, and a full description.


FIGURE 4.1 System.Object shown in ...

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