REM Statement (Visual Basic)
Updated: March 2012
Used to include explanatory remarks in the source code of a program.
You can put a REM statement alone on a line, or you can put it on a line following another statement. The REM statement must be the last statement on the line. If it follows another statement, the REM must be separated from that statement by a space.
You can use a single quotation mark (') instead of REM. This is true whether your comment follows another statement on the same line or sits alone on a line.
You cannot continue a REM statement by using a line-continuation sequence ( _). Once a comment begins, the compiler does not examine the characters for special meaning. For a multiple-line comment, use another REM statement or a comment symbol (') on each line.
The following example illustrates the REM statement, which is used to include explanatory remarks in a program. It also shows the alternative of using the single quotation-mark character (') instead of REM.