Specifies the class or module that contains the
Sub Main procedure.
Required. The name of the class or module that contains the
Sub Main procedure to be called when the program starts. This may be in the form -main:module or -main:namespace.module.
Use this option when you create an executable file or Windows executable program. If the -main option is omitted, the compiler searches for a valid shared
Sub Main in all public classes and modules.
See Main Procedure in Visual Basic for a discussion of the various forms of the
location is a class that inherits from Form, the compiler provides a default
Main procedure that starts the application if the class has no
Main procedure. This lets you compile code at the command line that was created in the development environment.
' Compile with /r:System.dll,SYSTEM.WINDOWS.FORMS.DLL /main:MyC Public Class MyC Inherits System.Windows.Forms.Form End Class
To set -main in the Visual Studio integrated development environment
Have a project selected in Solution Explorer. On the Project menu, click Properties.
Click the Application tab.
Make sure the Enable application framework check box is not checked.
Modify the value in the Startup object box.
The following code compiles
T3.vb, specifying that the
Sub Main procedure will be found in the
vbc t2.vb t3.vb -main:Test2