An application is anything with an EXE extension that can be started from the shell. However, applications are also provided for directly in WinForms by the Application class from the System.Windows.Forms namespace:

 NotInheritable Class Application ' Properties Shared Property AllowQuit() As Boolean Shared Property CommonAppDataPath() As String Shared Property CommonAppDataRegistry() As RegistryKey Shared Property CompanyName() As String Shared Property CurrentCulture() As CultureInfo Shared Property CurrentInputLanguage() As InputLanguage Shared Property ExecutablePath() As String Shared Property LocalUserAppDataPath() As String Shared Property MessageLoop() As Boolean Shared Property ProductName() As String Shared Property ProductVersion() ...

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