This is interesting. I made a small test program with the following code:
I then watched with a API spy tool to see what was happening for each button. Basically, they all call ExitProcess, but calling ExitProcess in code seems to do it more rapidly. The others had a lot of GetCurrentThreadId calls and a few Sleep 0 calls. The "X" button of the form wasn't really different either. Oddly, using End also made a call to LoadLibrary for oleaut32 and then GetProcAddress for "SysAllocString". I know the tool I use doesn't reveal everything, so maybe someone else can add to this.
Private Declare Sub ExitProcess Lib "kernel32" (ByVal uExitCode As Long)
Private Sub Command1_Click()
Private Sub Command2_Click()
Private Sub Command3_Click()
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