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TypeName Function

This page is specific to the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Language Reference for Office 2010.

Returns a String that provides information about a variable.

Syntax

TypeName(varname)

The required varname argument is a Variant containing any variable except a variable of a user-defined type.

Remarks

The string returned by TypeName can be any one of the following:

String returned

Variable

object type

An object whose type is objecttype

Byte

Byte value

Integer

Integer

Long

Long integer

Single

Single-precision floating-point number

Double

Double-precision floating-point number

Currency

Currency value

Decimal

Decimal value

Date

Date value

String

String

Boolean

Boolean value

Error

An error value

Empty

Uninitialized

Null

No valid data

Object

An object

Unknown

An object whose type is unknown

Nothing

Object variable that doesn't refer to an object

If varname is an array, the returned string can be any one of the possible returned strings (or Variant) with empty parentheses appended. For example, if varname is an array of integers, TypeName returns "Integer()".

This example uses the TypeName function to return information about a variable.

' Declare variables.
Dim NullVar, MyType, StrVar As String, IntVar As Integer, CurVar As Currency
Dim ArrayVar (1 To 5) As Integer
NullVar = Null    ' Assign Null value.
MyType = TypeName(StrVar)    ' Returns "String".
MyType = TypeName(IntVar)    ' Returns "Integer".
MyType = TypeName(CurVar)    ' Returns "Currency".
MyType = TypeName(NullVar)    ' Returns "Null".
MyType = TypeName(ArrayVar)    ' Returns "Integer()".

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