How to: Create a New Variable
You create a variable with a.
To create a new variable
Declare the variable in a Dim statement.
Include specifications for the variable's characteristics, such as, , , or . For more information, see .
You do not need the Dim keyword if you use other keywords in the declaration.
Follow the specifications with the variable's name, which must follow Visual Basic rules and conventions. For more information, see.
Follow the name with the As clause to specify the variable's data type.
Public Static newCustomer As Customer
If you do not specify the data type, it defaults to Object.
Follow the As clause with an equal sign (=) and follow the equal sign with the variable's initial value.
Visual Basic assigns the specified value to the variable every time it runs the Dim statement. If you do not specify an initial value, Visual Basic assigns the default initial value for the variable's data type when it first enters the code containing the Dim statement.
If the variable is a reference type, you can create an instance of its class by including thekeyword in the As clause. If you do not use New, the initial value of the variable is .
Public Static newCustomer As New Customer