WebClass Class



This API is now obsolete.

Enables upgraded Visual Basic 6.0 WebClass projects to run in ASP.NET.

public ref class WebClass
public class WebClass
[System.Obsolete("Microsoft.VisualBasic.Compatibility.* classes are obsolete and supported within 32 bit processes only. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=160862")]
public class WebClass
type WebClass = class
Public Class WebClass


When a Visual Basic 6.0 WebClass project is upgraded to Visual Basic, it is converted to an ASP.NET Web-site project.

Declarations are added to your project: one for the WebClass and one for each WebItem and Template in the WebClass project. A Page_Load event procedure is added to the project. This creates first a WebClass object and then WebItem objects for each WebItem and Template associated with the Visual Basic 6.0 WebClass project. Finally, in the Page_Load event procedure, you will see a call to the WebClass Compatibility runtime: ProcessEvents. This enables the runtime to render the WebItem specified in the Request URL. This code is the only new code added to your upgraded project and serves only to emulate the underlying behavior of the Visual Basic 6.0 WebClass runtime.


Functions and objects in the Microsoft.VisualBasic.Compatibility.VB6 namespace are provided for use by the tools for upgrading from Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Basic 2008. In most cases, these functions and objects duplicate functionality that you can find in other namespaces in the .NET Framework. They are necessary only when the Visual Basic 6.0 code model differs significantly from the .NET Framework implementation.


WebClass(String, String, Object)

Initializes a new instance of the WebClass class.



Gets the name that is used in code to identify a WebClass object.


Gets or sets another WebItem object in the current WebClass object.


Gets or sets a parameter that is appended to the end of any URL that is generated by using the URLFor method.



Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)

Renders a WebItem in a WebClass.


Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
URLFor(String, String)

Specifies the URL that the system must have to reference a WebClassWebItem in the browser.

URLFor(WebItem, String)

Specifies the URL that the system must have to reference a WebClassWebItem in the browser.

Applies to