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IF statement condition expression - order of evaluation

Posted on 2006-06-23
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Does VB have an order of evaluation of a boolean conditional expression inside an IF statement? I have some code that appears to be evaluating both terms of an OR expression even though the first term evaluates to true.

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IF ((x < 0) Or (functionCall(x)) Then
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In most languages, if x < 0, the function functionCall is never called.

Is this true for VB, or does VB evaluate all terms in the conditional?

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I know that in Access VBA, it will evaluate both expressions, regardless of whether the first expression returns True, and I suspect Excel VBA behaves the same way.
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yes vb also does...
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* VB also evaluates all expressions even if the first is true
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