Public array problems....

i have an array in a form called
>dim names(2000) as integer

however i want to be able to access the data in this array from other forms. I tried setting it as a "public" ie >public names(2000) as integer

but i am told this cannot be done! - there must be a way round this - and a fairly obvious one i am sure!

thanks foir any help you can provide
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jjmartinCommented:
You can place your array in the general declarations portion of a bas module and declare it as public.  This will allow easy access from anywhere in your program.

Also, if you have a dynamic number of elements that will be contained in the array, take a look at 'redim preserve' in the help files.
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mcriderCommented:
Add a module to your program and define it like this in the declarations section of the module:

   public names(2000) as integer



Cheers!
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jjmartinCommented:
Do I hear and echo?
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mcriderCommented:
No, that wasn't an echo, it was unison! Check the posing times:

   From: jjmartin
 Date: Tuesday, February 01 2000 - 04:21PM EST
   From: mcrider
 Date: Tuesday, February 01 2000 - 04:21PM EST

;-)
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VbmasterCommented:
Put this in the form declaration part..

   Private m_Names(2000) as integer


Then you can add two public properties to access the array, like this..

   Public Property Let Names(Index as Integer, New_Value As Integer)

      m_Names(Index) = New_Value

   End Property

   Public Property Get Names(Index as Integer) As Integer

      Names = m_Names(Index)

   End Property


Using this kind of code you can access the array with code like..

   'Show the first item
   Me.Caption = formname.Names(1)

   'Change the first item to 10
   formname.Names(1) = 10
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jjmartinCommented:
Your right mc, my bad. :)
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