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I'd like to define a property named Date in a class that I am writing.

But, when I input the following property definition
   
    Public Property Get Date() As Date
        ...
    End Property

I get:

    Compile Error
    Expected: identifier

I'm assuming that this has something to do with the built in Date object.  Is there any way to get around this?
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Question by:derekl
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AzraSound earned 150 total points
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Yes it is due to the intrinsic Date function.  You need to change the property name.  If it is a specific date, give it more meaning, e.g. LoginDate, DateSubmitted, InvoiceDate, etc.
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by:rspahitz
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You can try to suffix it with an underscore.  Not exactly what you want, but reasonably close.


Public Property Get Date_() As Variant

End Property

Public Property Let Date_(ByVal vNewValue As Variant)

End Property
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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Keywords cannot be used as name for variables, constants, properties like any other language (as long as i know).
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by:Éric Moreau
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Try this:

Public Property Get [Date]() As Date
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by:derekl
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Public Property Get[Date]() As Date did not work.
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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what about Azra and rspahitz comments?
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by:rspahitz
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Personally, I think Azra's comment makes the most sense (in addition to answering the Q!) since the date will most likely not be "generic" but will be related to something.
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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Why "B" grade? what were you waiting for?
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