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Variable cannot be initialized with non-array type '<elementname>'

Visual Studio 2008

A variable that is declared as an array must be initialized with an array value.

' Not valid.
' The following line causes this error when executed with Option Strict off.
' Dim arrayVar1() = 10

Error ID: BC36536

To correct this error

  • Initialize the array variable with an array value:

    ' With Option Strict off.
    Dim arrayVar2() = {1, 2, 3}
    ' With Option Strict on.
    Dim arrayVar3() As Integer = {1, 2, 3}