Solved

Dynamic Array in VB 2008

Posted on 2010-11-18
5
781 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
This works in VB 6:

Partner() As String

Sub ReDimArray()
    ReDim Partner(0) As String
    Partner(0) = "Jaes"
    MsgBox Partner(0)  '<-- returns "Jaes"

    ReDim Preserve Partner(1) As String
    Partner(1) = "Mike"   '<-- returns "Jaes"

'etc
End Sub

How is this done in VB 2008

Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:Mike Eghtebas
5 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:EYoung
ID: 34168057
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Zhaolai
ID: 34168187
This works in vb 2008:
Dim Partner() As String

    Sub ReDimArray()
        ReDim Partner(0)
        Partner(0) = "Jaes"
        MsgBox(Partner(0))  '<-- returns "Jaes"

        ReDim Preserve Partner(1)
        Partner(1) = "Mike"   '<-- returns "Jaes"

        'etc
    End Sub

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 85

Accepted Solution

by:
Mike Tomlinson earned 500 total points
ID: 34168194
You could use essentially the same code...but why would you want to?

Use a List(Of String) instead:

    Dim Partner As New List(Of String)

    ...
        Partner.Add("Jaes")
        Partner.Add("Mike")

You can access it like a traditional array:

    MessageBox.Show(Partner(0)) ' <-- "Jaes"

...and it GROWS automatically to accommodate the entries you add.

You can even remove from the middle and everything shifts down to fill the "hole".

See:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/6sh2ey19(VS.80).aspx
0
 
LVL 33

Author Comment

by:Mike Eghtebas
ID: 34168685
Hi Idle_Mind,

Your solution is the best practice and very much appreciated.

Hi Zhaolai,

Thank you for your post. I was looking for 2008-specific solution like what Idle_Mind has posted.

Thank you
0
 
LVL 33

Author Comment

by:Mike Eghtebas
ID: 34169266
EYoung,

My apology for not paying a good attention of your post. I will request to reopen the question and give your fair share.

Thank you,

Mike
0

Featured Post

Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article explains how to create and use a custom WaterMark textbox class.  The custom WaterMark textbox class allows you to set the WaterMark Background Color and WaterMark text at design time.   IMAGE OF WATERMARKS STEPS Create VB …
I think the Typed DataTable and Typed DataSet are very good options when working with data, but I don't like auto-generated code. First, I create an Abstract Class for my DataTables Common Code.  This class Inherits from DataTable. Also, it can …
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question