Visual Basic Concepts
All Editions User-defined types can be arguments or return types of public properties and methods.
All Editions Functions and properties procedures will be able to return arrays.
All Editions Variable-sized arrays can now appear on the left side of an assignment. Fixed-sized arrays cannot appear on the left side of an assignment, although they can appear on the right.
All Editions Offers a streamlined set of routines to traverse the file system and create text files and directories.
All Editions Allows access to a property or method by specifying a string containing the name of the property or method, rather than by coding the name explicitly.
All Editions CreateObject now lets you specify a machine name as an optional argument, which allows you to create objects on remote machines.
All Editions New LCID argument enables you to specify a LocaleID for a string different than the system's LocaleID.
All Editions The Dictionary object overcomes some of the Collection object's limitations and is easier to use because it generates fewer run-time errors for common operations and is more flexible.
New String Functions