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Declared Elements

A declared element is a programming element that is defined in a declaration statement. Declared elements include variables, constants, enumerations, structures, properties, methods, procedures, procedure arguments, function returns, events, delegates, interfaces, and classes. Declaration statements include Dim, Const, Public, Protected, Friend, Protected Friend, Private, Static, Sub, Function, Property, Structure, Enumeration, Class, and Interface.

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

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