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Declared Elements in Visual Basic 

A declared element is a programming element that is defined in a declaration statement. Declared elements include variables, constants, enumerations, classes, structures, modules, interfaces, procedures, procedure parameters, function returns, external procedure references, operators, properties, events, and delegates.

Declaration statements include the following:

In This Section

Declared Element Names

Describes how to name elements and use alphabetic case.

Declared Element Characteristics

Covers characteristics, such as scope, possessed by declared elements.

References to Declared Elements

Describes how the compiler matches a reference to a declaration and how to qualify a name.

Related Sections

Object-Oriented Programming in Visual Basic

Covers object-oriented programming basics.

Program Structure and Code Conventions

Presents guidelines for making your code easier to read, understand, and maintain.

Declaration Statements in Visual Basic

Describes statements that name and define procedures, variables, arrays, and constants.

Declaration Contexts and Default Access Levels

Lists the types of declared elements and shows for each one its declaration statement, in what context you can declare it, and its default access level.

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