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Writing Assignment Statements

Office 2007

Assignment statements assign a value or expression to a variable or constant. Assignment statements always include an equal sign (=). The following example assigns the return value of the InputBox function to the variable

yourName
.
Sub Question()
    Dim yourName As String
    yourName = InputBox("What is your name?")
    MsgBox "Your name is " & yourName
End Sub

The Let statement is optional and is usually omitted. For example, the preceding assignment statement can be written:

Let yourName = InputBox("What is your name?").

The Set statement is used to assign an object to a variable that has been declared as an object. The Set keyword is required. In the following example, the Set statement assigns a range on

Sheet1
to the object variable
myCell
:
Sub ApplyFormat()
Dim myCell As Range
Set myCell = Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A1")
    With myCell.Font
        .Bold = True
        .Italic = True
    End With
End Sub

Statements that set property values are also assignment statements. The following example sets the Bold property of the Font object for the active cell:

ActiveCell.Font.Bold = True


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