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Dim scholar As Student

Private Sub btnGo_Click(...) Handles btnGo.Click
   DIm firstName as String
   scholar.Name = "Warren"
   firstName = scholar.Name
End Sub
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Question by:kivakhimera
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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Is Student a Class or a Structure?

What would you need to differently with your "scholar" variable given those two choices above?
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by:kivakhimera
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Honestly, I am extremely lost on this, that is why I am reaching out to an expert for help. In this scenario I have declared scholar and an object of the type "Student." If this is the case, then does my error lie in that I have not created an instance of the type "Student?"  Would I need to use a statement such as scholar = New Student (),  to clarify before I can utilize a statement such as scholar.name = "Warren" so that I have assigned a value to the name Warren?
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Mike Tomlinson earned 1400 total points
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You are right that the crux to this problem is the "New" keyword.

If Student is a CLASS, then yes, you will need to instantiate an instance with the "New" keyword.

If Student is a STRUCTURE then you do not need to use the "New" keyword.

So there may or may not be an "error" in that code, depending on how Student was designed.
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by:kivakhimera
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Thanks! This was a great help!
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