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Is there any built-in or 3rd party Associative Array data (like the one in Java or Perl) type in VB 5? If 3rd party control is available, where can I find it?
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Use collections. Collections are built in VB5, and behave as maps (or associative arrays) from a string to an object. Sample code:

  'create collection and a work variable.
  Dim col as New Collection
  Dim ob as Object

  'create and insert one object into collection.  
  Set ob = New Object
  ob.Prop1 = "Some Text"
  col.Add ob, "First"

  'create and insert another object.  
  Set ob = New Object
  ob.Prop1 = "Some Other Text"
  col.Add ob, "Second"
 
  'retrieve one object.
  Set ob = col("First")

  'directly use object in collection.
  Debug.Print col("Second").Prop1

Ask if you need more info.

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