VB.net 2013 - Windows Forms using Membership Validation

OK, this seems simple...but I can't seem to figure it out!

I'm using the AspNetSqlMembershipProvider in my windows form...which works great to login in:
    Private Sub OK_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles OK.Click
        If Membership.ValidateUser(UsernameTextBox.Text, PasswordTextBox.Text) Then
            MessageBox.Show("Your login attempt was not successful. Please try again.", "Login", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Warning)
        End If
    End Sub

Once I open the Lookup form based on the fact that their login passed the validation...how do I get the current user name?
For example in ASP.net I can use User.Identity.Name, but what is it in Windows Forms?

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Lokesh B RDeveloperCommented:

try this

Imports System.Security.Principal
Imports System.Web.Security

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Dim name As String =  Thread.CurrentPrincipal.Identity.Name
Dim user As MembershipUser = Membership.GetUser(name)
Dim userName As String = user.UserName

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smithmrkAuthor Commented:
I tried this:


and it picks up my laptop domain user name...NOT the SQL ASP Membership Provider user name.
I log into my companies domain...however the database (Membership Provider) that I use for my application is different and I'm NOT picking up those user names from: Thread.CurrentPrincipal.Identity.Name

Can you not store the username, that has been provided to you when logging in, somewhere?

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smithmrkAuthor Commented:
Yes, I was just hoping I could access it the same way I do with ASP.net.

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