Problem to the codes

Posted on 2015-01-26
Last Modified: 2015-01-26
Here are the codes

Dim val1 As Integer val1=InputBox("Enter a Number","Enter Value") Msgbox val1

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and I don't know why I get the attached error.
Question by:HuaMinChen
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Author Comment

ID: 40570248
Due to some reason, I need to combine the lines of codes into one line, as shown in above.
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Expert Comment

ID: 40570274
See MSDN VBScript Variables
In VBScript, variables are always of one fundamental data type, Variant.

If I remove the data type from your DIM statement and split it into separate lines, the code runs fine (in VBScript).
Dim val1 'As Integer 
val1=InputBox("Enter a Number","Enter Value") 
Msgbox val1

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What is the reason you need the code on one line?
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Expert Comment

ID: 40570524
You have coded a VB.Net form of the statement.  Are you developing in VB.Net or VB6/VBA?
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Expert Comment

by:Mike Tomlinson
ID: 40570600
In addition to SimonAdept's correct solution on removing the type, if you want it all on one line then simply separate each line by a colon like this:
Dim val1 : val1=InputBox("Enter a Number","Enter Value") : Msgbox val1

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Author Comment

ID: 40571822
Thanks all.

Sorry, I have put this

Dim val1 As Integer : val1=InputBox("Enter a Number","Enter Value") : Msgbox val1

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but I still get the attached error

I need to put all into one line.
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Accepted Solution

Mike Tomlinson earned 500 total points
ID: 40571934
As stated before (twice), remove the type of the variable.


    Dim val1 As Integer :


    Dim val1  :

Look closely at my example...

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