Dynamic Size Arrays
To declare a dynamic sized array, the array must
first be declared using the
statement with an empty pair of parentheses following the array
name. For example:
Dim ArrayName( ) As Integer
Once declared as dynamic in this manner, the array
can then ONLY be resized within a function or subroutine using the
ReDim ArrayName(20) As Integer
Note: You cannot resize an array whose size was predefined in its initial declaration.
In the above examples, the first declaration
creates an array with 0 elements. The second recreates the array to
contain 21 elements, with index numbers running from 0 to 20,
option base statement
has been set previously in the code module (file), in which case
the array will contain 20 elements with index numbering ranging
from 1 to 21.
Unless specifically defined in the array
declaration statement, default lower bound settings are used. The
default lower bound is zero, unless set by the module
option base statement setting. For more
information on bounds, see "Array Subscripts in CitectVBA."
Redim erases all
values the array may have held. To preserve the contents of the
array when resizing, precede the Redim statement with the
Preserve ReDim ArrayName(20) As Integer
Redimensioning an array to a smaller value, will erase any values it may have contained in the removed portions.
Arrays declared (using the
dim statement within procedures,) do not retain
their values between procedure calls in CitectVBA.
Arrays of Variables
Option Base statement
Fixed Size Arrays