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Arrays in Visual Basic 

When you use arrays, you can refer to multiple values by the same name, using a number called an index or subscript to distinguish them from one another. Arrays can shorten and simplify your code, allowing you to create loops that deal efficiently with any number of elements.

In This Section

Overview of Arrays in Visual Basic

Defines the relevant terms and exhibits sample arrays.

Array Dimensions in Visual Basic

Explains rank and dimensions in arrays.

Multidimensional Arrays in Visual Basic

Discusses arrays that have more than one dimension.

Jagged Arrays in Visual Basic

Describes arrays of arrays, also known as jagged arrays.

Array Data Types in Visual Basic

Discusses the factors that determine the data type of an array.

Array Size in Visual Basic

Discusses considerations relating to the size of an array and each of its dimensions.

Working with Arrays and Array Elements

Discusses sorting of arrays, getting or putting an array value, and so on.

Collections as an Alternative to Arrays

Compares on storing items in a collection to storing them in an array.

Troubleshooting Arrays

Discusses some common problems that arise when working with arrays.

Related Sections

Language Changes for Visual Basic 6.0 Users

Provides an overview of the new features in Visual Basic 2005.

Object-Oriented Programming in Visual Basic

Covers object-oriented programming basics.

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