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Writing Assignment Statements

This page is specific to the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Language Reference for Office 2010.

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 .

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 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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