Declaring arrays in VB.NET

· October 5, 2007

OK - this is driving me mad. Arrays in VB.NET really, really annoys me. Here is a short list on how to work with arrays, in my example an array of strings.

  1. Declaring an new empty array: Dim arr() as String = {} or (this is where the pain begins…why is there a choice?) Dim arr as String() = {}
  2. Declaring an array with three elements: Dim arr(2) as String
  3. Declaring an array with two elements and initializing the values Dim arr as String() = {"Element 1", "Element 2"} So - again the pain of VB.NET comes from the urge to want to help us all the time. Why, oh why, are there several ways of doing one thing?

I will sure get back to this post a lot because i forget how this is done every time - much thanks to the “helpfulness” of VB.NET

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