Type Statement

Define non-UNO data structures.

A Type structure is an ordered collection of data fields, that can be manipulated as a single item.

Syntax:

Type statement diagram


         Type struct_name
             DataField1 As TypeName1
             DataField2 As TypeName2
             (...)
         End Type ' struct_name
     
array fragment

array fragment


      ( [[start To] end], .. )
    
Parameters

start: Lower bound of a dimension.

end: Upper bound of a dimension.

Multiple dimensions for an array are denoted using comma (,) sign.

typename fragment

primitive data types fragment


      {Boolean|Byte|Currency|Date|Double|Integer|Long|Object|Single|String|Variant}
    
note

Extended types such as Type statement structures, UNO objects or ClassModule objects are valid typenames.


char fragment

type declaration characters


      { % | & | ! | # | $ | @ }
    
note

A Type structure scope is that of the module it belongs to.


Exempel:


         Type Customer
             Name1 As String
             City As String
         End Type ' Customer structure
         Sub setCustomer
             Dim oCustomer as New Customer
             oCustomer.Name1 = "The Document Foundation"
             oCustomer.City = "Berlin"
         End Sub
     
tip

Enumerations can be created using Type statement definitions. Calling Python Scripts from Basic illustrates that mechanism.


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