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can anybody explain this: Dim something As New List(Of String)

Dim  something As New List(Of String)

What is it used for?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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I assume it doesn't need to just work with strings?
Paul Jackson

No you can create a collection of any base data type, plus as the example i posted shows you can create a collection of custom objects
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Mike Tomlinson

If you want a collection to hold anything (multiple data types at the same time) then use an ArrayList:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.collections.arraylist.aspx

*Usually not a good idea though.  Generic Lists are faster and safer.  If you find yourself needing an ArrayList to hold multiple data types then you probably need a re-design of your application architecture.
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