Used to assign a value to a variable or property.
variable = value
- Any variable or any writable property.
- Any literal, constant, or expression.
The name on the left side of the equal sign can be a simple scalar variable, a property, or an element of an array. Properties on the left side of the equal sign can only be those properties that are writable at run time. When used, the value on the right side of the equation is assigned to the variable on the left side of the equation.
This example demonstrates use of the assignment operator. The value on the right side of the expression is assigned to the variable on the left side of the expression.
Dim myInt as Integer Dim myString as String Dim myButton as System.Windows.Forms.Button Dim myObject as Object myInt = 42 myString = "This is an example of a string literal" myButton = New System.Windows.Forms.Button() myObject = myInt myObject = myString myObject = myButton