Variable Declaration

You declare a variable to specify its name and qualities. You use the statement Dim. Its location and contents give a variable its qualities.

For information on how to make correct names, see Declared Element Names.

Declaration scopes

Local and member variables

A local variable is a variable declared in a procedure. A member variable is a member of a declared type. You declare it in module scope. It can be a member of a class or structure, but not in a procedure internal to that class or structure.

Shared and instance variables


Declaring data type

As type


In unit


Qualities of declared variables