Before I start I have to clear one thing, but I do not want to explain it: that what static means in Delphi is Shared in VB.Net. When you do not know what I am talking about here then please read the documentation!
In Delphi it’s easy to access the class itself (not the instance!) in which a static method is declared: you can use
Self to access the class and its static methods and properties. Imho it’s not that easy in VB.Net! I tried some things until is stumbled over this thread. I know that there is the solution for my problem, so why do I post the solution once more? The first reason is that I want to say that the solution postet there works ;) And second one is that I want to spread the solution because I haven’t found it very often via Google.
So here it is: you can access the type by importing
System.Reflection and using
Update – 26.04.2012
Well, I thought that I found the solution for my problem, but hey, it is not that simple…
MethodBase.GetCurrentMethod().DeclaringType returns the type in which the static/shared property/method is declared, not the type of the “current” class. So if you inherit a class be careful!