Variable '<variablename>' hides a variable in an enclosing block
A variable enclosed in a block has the same name as another local variable.
Error ID: BC30616
To correct this error
Rename the variable in the enclosed block so that it is not the same as any other local variables. For example:
Dim a, b, x As Integer If a = b Then Dim y As Integer = 20 ' Uniquely named block variable. End If
A common cause for this error is the use of Catch e As Exception inside an event handler. If this is the case, name the Catch block variable ex rather than e.
Another common source of this error is an attempt to access a local variable declared within a Try block in a separate Catch block. To correct this, declare the variable outside the Try...Catch...Finally structure.