call or set variable value with variable name stored in string

Hi,

I'm looking to call or set the value of a variable with the variable name stored as a string.

for example,

Dim value as String = "12345"
Dim VarName as String = "value"

Messagebox.show( someprocedure(VarName) )

' in this case i world be looking a message box containing: 12345

this examble does not reflect what i need this function for... I need to be able to loop though
multiple values and call / set there values.

Any help would be appresiated.

Thanks,

Tommy
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joriszwaenepoelConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I don't know of any way to get a reference to a variable using its name as as string.

Can't you put them in an array of List?
Then you can reference them with their index:

b(0)
b(1)
b(2)

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rajapandian_81Commented:
Remove double quote near value and try.

Dim VarName as String = value

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_Tommy_bAuthor Commented:
Hello rajapandian,

Sorry perhaps i never made clear what i was asking.

I have multiple variables:

b1
b2
b3
b4
ect......

I need to loop though each variable in and obtain or set a value this is what i have so far, i just need to know how to reference the variable using the string?

Thanks,

Tommy
Dim co As Integer
Dim str As String
co = 1
Do Until co = i
str = "b" & co.ToString

' I now need to assign a value to a variable with the name specifyed in the string str

i = i+1
Loop

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_Tommy_bAuthor Commented:
Thanks joriszwaenepoel,

Am new to programming and never thought of using an array...

This seams to be the soloution to my problem.

Again thank you very much..

Kind Regards,

Tommy
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Mike TomlinsonMiddle School Assistant TeacherCommented:
*Just for the record, it is possible to do what your asking using REFLECTION...but we'd really need to know more about your application to decide which approach best fits your needs.
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