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Declare a form level variable vb6

Posted on 2014-02-06
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I have a label(lblCredit) that depending on the mode could be formated as Currency eg; $2.64 or long:264. I want to store the value in a form level variable before a run but after the run the value is updated.
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Dim mlblCreditBeforeRun as ?? string,
what would be the best way to declare it, string probably
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by:MacroShadow
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I don't think it matters, you could use any of the .Net frameworks native conversion methods to convert from long to currency and vice verse.
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by:isnoend2001
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.Net frameworks ?
this is vb6
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MacroShadow earned 500 total points
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Oops sorry didn't realize that.

Anyway the same applies for vb6. You could use CCur(mlblCreditBeforeRun) to convert long (or any other data type) to currency and CLng(mlblCreditBeforeRun) to convert currency (or any other data type) to long.
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by:isnoend2001
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Guess i will use string
for calculations
CCur(mlblCreditBeforeRun) if currency
Val(mlblCreditBeforeRun) if not
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by:advfinance
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You could declare the variable as Variant. Then, when setting the value, use an appropriate type conversion function (CCur, CLng, etc). Later, when reading the value, you could use the VarType function to determine the current type if you need to take different action dependant upon the type.

Example:

Option Explicit

Private Sub Form_Load()
    Dim Value As Variant
    
    Value = CCur(1)
    GoSub PrintValueAndType
    
    Value = CLng(1)
    GoSub PrintValueAndType
    
    Exit Sub
    
PrintValueAndType:
    Debug.Print "Value = " & Value & _
                ", VarType = " & VarType(Value) & _
                ", TypeName = " & TypeName(Value)

    Return
End Sub

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Output:

Value = 1, VarType = 6, TypeName = Currency
Value = 1, VarType = 3, TypeName = Long

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Chris
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