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Is ther an Uutoincrement operator

Posted on 2000-05-15
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Coming from the C++ world I  find it strange that there is not an auto increment operator "++" which would be extremely benficial when handling variables with long names.

I was wondering if there is an undocument feature, to enable this.
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Question by:SteveHurst
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deighton earned 10 total points
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You could declare a sub

Public Sub inc(ByRef x)

    x = x + 1

End Sub

but then you need to

call inc(c)

inc(c) won't work!
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by:sergedornseiffer
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sorry to correct you deighton but you you remove the call and then run the line like following

int c

he will do the same than

call inc(c) but it's less code

This is 'new' since VB4



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by:caraf_g
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Genau....
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by:j3877
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I don't think that byref axually passes it by reference... I think it just makes a copy of the variable, and sends a referance to the copy to the function... perhaps I'm wrong here...
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by:caraf_g
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Yep, you are. Byref actually passes it by reference. Honest.
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by:caraf_g
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Steve, although I understand your disappointment with VB's failure to offer such functionality, giving deighton a "B" for his answer is not really fair: "don't shoot the messenger"...
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