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Hi,
I Adopted a project and the code of someone who cannot help me, that appears to keep track of the contents of a textbox.
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If (txtMentors.Text = "") Then
 MsgBox "The Mentors field is left blank"
 FieldTrack% = 1
End If
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I cannot figure out this use of a % in a variable name. I tried declaring:
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Dim FieldTrack% as Integer
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, that is not working. What is the % all about. Thanks.

diek
 
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prozak earned 3 total points
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% is a way to tell VB that the variable is of type integer (you can do the same thing with a $ to be a string). This is a hold over from BASIC. You can remove the % sign and not worry about it.

Dim FieldTrack As Integer

FieldTrack = 1

That should work fine.
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by:paulstamp
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The % is simply a declaration character stating the FieldTrack is an integer variable.

Personally I avoid using such symbols :

Dim FieldTrack as Integer

and remove the % from
FieldTrack% = 1
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Sorry prozak... your answer appeared as I was typing.
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by:mcrider
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the % says that the variable is an integer... You use the % if you're not going to declare the variable using the "Dim" statement.

If you are going to use the "Dim" statement, don't use the %

For example:

   Dim FieldTrack as Integer

Then anywhere in the sub where you reference "FieldTrack%", change it to "FieldTrack"


Cheers!®©
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by:prozak
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That's OK paul, I see I was only 1 minute ahead of you :)
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paulstamp changed the proposed answer to a comment
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by:diek_nf
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prozak,
I feel like a bit of a dummy but what the hell. That works perfectly.
diek
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by:diek_nf
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Sorry,
I was a bit quick. Thank you to everyone who replied, and darn speedy to boot. Have a good day of programming.
diek
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by:prozak
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Nobody is a dummy here...
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