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.