FX7500 VB.net -- Starting/Stopping/Install

I am working on a desktop vb.net application to programmatically update the software and firmware on our fx7500.  I have the EMDK 2.9 installed and can access the reader to retrieve information.

What I am looking for is some best practice examples of how to determine the status when I am using readermanager.start (or stop). There are no examples I could find