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Statement invalid outside Type block

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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The syntax for declaring variables outside a Type...End Type statement block is different from the syntax for declaring the elements of theuser-defined type. This error has the following causes and solutions:

  • You tried to declare a variable outside a Type...End Type block or outside a statement. When declaring a variable with an As clause outside a Type...End Type block, use one of the declaration statements, Dim, ReDim, Static, Public, or Private. For example, the first declaration of MyVar in the following code generates this error; the second and third declarations of MyVar are valid:
MyVar As Double ' Invalid declaration syntax. 

Dim MyVar As Double 

Type AType 
MyVar As Double ' This is valid declaration syntax 
End Type ' because it's inside a Type block. 
  • You used an End Type statement without a corresponding Type statement. Check for an unmatched End Type, and either precede its block with a Type statement, or delete the End Type statement if it isn't needed.

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