I just happened to run across this in a Visual Studio 2005 help file. I had seen all the hype for VB.NET 2.0 with the new My namespace, and I thought that might be nice to use in C#. This article follows the simple steps I found in the Visual Studio help file to do just that.
You might ask why I was looking through the Visual Studio 2005 help files? I was reading up on some topics that I thought would help me be a little more ready for the next Microsoft certification upgrade tests. Anyway, I was looking through the namespace help just to see if there was anything interesting. I ran across this example and thought I would write an article on it so others could benefit.
It is really quite simple. First you need to add a reference to the Visual Basic Library. I know it makes me a little nervous too.
Next, add a
Finally use the
Computer myComputer = new Computer();
There are quite a few cool things (classes) in the namespace. Here is a short list:
The help file mentions that there are some classes that were not compatible. The example they gave was
The link to the help file is: ms-help://MS.VSCC.v80/MS.MSDN.v80/MS.VisualStudio.v80.en/dv_csref/html/e7152414-0ea5-4c8e-bf02-c8d5bbe45ff4.htm.
The title is: C# Programmer's Reference
How to: Use the My Namespace (C# Programming Guide)
So I hope you find this useful. I don't think I will be using this in every project, but it is nice to know that you can do it when you need to.
- 20th January, 2006: Initial post