Visual Basic Code of the Week (COTW)
Issue #32
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Requirements for this Issue

The source code in this issue is designed for Visual Basic 4.0 32-Bit and VB 5.0.

In this Issue

We will discuss a way to determine which platform your application is running on. It will be able to determine the Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT platforms.

OSVersionInfo Module


This module uses an API call in KERNEL32 to determine the platform an application is running on. The functions introduced can determine between Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT.


Public Function IsWin95() As Boolean
Public Function IsWin98() As Boolean
Public Function IsWinNT() As Boolean


No parameters are necessary


True or False depending on whether the platform running is the same as the function call. For example, if you call IsWin95 and the platform is Windows 98 it will return False. If you are running Windows 95 it will return True.

Sample Usage

    If IsWin95 Then
        MsgBox "We are running Windows 95"
    End If

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