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Statements in Visual Basic

Visual Studio 2008

A statement in Visual Basic is a complete instruction that can contain keywords, operators, variables, constants, and expressions. All statements fall into one of two categories: declaration statements, which name a variable, constant, or procedure and can also specify a data type; or executable statements, which initiate actions.

Statements Overview

Provides a high-level look at statements, including how to have multiple statements on one line, continue a statement over multiple lines, add comments, and check compilation errors.

Assignment Statements

Describes statements that carry out assignment operations, which assign the value on the right side of the operator to the variable on the left side.

Declaration Statements in Visual Basic

Describes statements that name and define procedures, variables, arrays, and constants.

Executable Statements

Describes statements that initiate action by executing a method. Executable statements can loop or branch through blocks of code, and often contain mathematical or conditional operators.

Assignment Operators

Provides links to language reference pages covering assignment operators such as =, *=, and &=.

Operators and Expressions in Visual Basic

Shows how to combine elements with operators to yield new values.