Indicates that an array in a structure or non-local variable should be treated as a fixed-length array.
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|Equals||Infrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|GetHashCode||Returns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|IsDefaultAttribute||When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|Match||When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|_Attribute.GetIDsOfNames||Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.GetTypeInfo||Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount||Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.Invoke||Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
Structure Book <VBFixedArray(4)> Public Chapter() As Integer End Structure Sub WriteData() Dim FileNum As Integer = FreeFile() Dim MyBook As Book ReDim MyBook.Chapter(4) ' Add code to populate the array. MyBook.Chapter(0) = 1 MyBook.Chapter(1) = 2 MyBook.Chapter(2) = 3 MyBook.Chapter(3) = 4 MyBook.Chapter(4) = 5 ' Write the array to a file. FileOpen(FileNum, "C:\testfile", OpenMode.Binary, OpenAccess.Write, OpenShare.Default) FilePut(FileNum, MyBook) ' Write data. FileClose(FileNum) End Sub
The VBFixedArrayAttribute is informational and does not allocate any storage. The purpose of this attribute is to modify how arrays in structures and non-local variables are used by methods or API calls that recognize the VBFixedArrayAttribute. Keep in mind that this attribute does not convert a variable length array to a fixed array and that you must still allocate array storage using Dim or ReDim statements.
Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)