Declarations and Constants Summary (Visual Basic)

Visual Basic language keywords and run-time library members are organized by purpose and use.


Language element

Assign a value.

Get, Property

Declare variables or constants.

Const, Dim, Private, Protected, Public, Shadows, Shared, Static

Declare a class, delegate, enumeration, module, namespace, or structure.

Class, Delegate, Enum, Module, Namespace, Structure

Create objects.

CreateObject, GetObject, New

Get information about an object.

GetType, IsArray, IsDate, IsDBNull, IsError, IsNothing, IsNumeric, IsReference, SystemTypeName, TypeName, VarType, VbTypeName

Refer to the current object.


Require explicit variable declarations.

Option Explicit, Option Strict

Handle events.

AddHandler, Event, RaiseEvent, RemoveHandler

Implement inheritance.

Inherits, MustInherit, MustOverride, MyBase, MyClass, New, NotInheritable, NotOverridable, Overloads, Overridable, Overrides

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