Getting User Inputs in Visual Basic .NET
Tags: VB.NET, VB 2008, VB 2010, VB 2012, VB 2013
This lesson illustrates how do you get an user input in Visual Basic
It often happens that you need to prompt the user to enter an expected value.
You could do it using InputBox method which displays a prompt in a dialog box or using a console application using ReadLine method which reads the next line of characters.
VB.NET Console Application:
Dim nl As String = Environment.NewLine ' say hi and ask them for a name Console.WriteLine("Hello there. What's your name?" + nl) Dim input = Console.ReadLine() ' say something to the user Console.WriteLine(nl & "Nice to meet you " & input & "." & nl) Console.Read()
VB.NET Windows Forms Application:
Dim prompt As String = String.Empty Dim title As String = String.Empty Dim defaultResponse As String = String.Empty Dim answer As Object ' Set prompt. prompt = "Hello there. What's your name?" ' Set title. title = "Getting user input" ' Set default value. defaultResponse = "Your name here" ' Display prompt, title, and default value. answer = InputBox(prompt, title, defaultResponse) ' Say something to the user Messagebox.Show("Nice to meet you " & answer)Previous Lesson | Next Lesson