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Hi. Problem. I have a program which has a method which returns an object. The problem is that when the object is returned, it only has the correct value for the object name, which is the default property. However, when the object is set in the procedure, debugging shows that all the properties are set. It's as if the object is being passed 'byref' as oppose to 'byval'.

If anyone can help, I'd appreciate it.
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by:caraf_g
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Your method may be returning a New instance of the object or something like that.

I can make a few educated guesses but the best thing is for your to paste your code so experts can analyse it.
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Mirkwood earned 80 total points
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You most likely do something like this in your subroutine

--- BEGIN CODE ---
function myfunction ()
   dim yyy as MyObject
   .....
   .....
   myfunction = yyy
end function

Dim xxx as myobject
xxx = myfunction
--- END CODE ---

This copies only the default value.
Use
set xxx = myfunction
and
set myfunction = yyy
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by:NikW
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Of course! How stupid of me!

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