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VBScript in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition by Ron Petrusha, Matt Childs, Paul Lomax

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Name

Class Statement

Syntax

Class name
  'statements
End Class
name

Use: Required

Data Type: n/a

The name of the class

Description

Defines a class and delimits the statements that define that class’s member variables, properties, and methods.

Rules at a Glance

  • name follows standard Visual Basic variable naming conventions.

  • statements can consist of the following:

    • Private variable definitions. These variables are accessible within the class but not outside it.

    • Public variable definitions. (If variables are declared using the Dim keyword without an explicit indication of their accessibility, they are Public by default.) These variables become public properties of the class.

    • Public functions and subroutines defined with the Function...End Function or Sub...End Sub statements. The scope of routines not explicitly defined by the Public or Private keywords is public by default. These routines become the public methods of the class.

    • Private function and subroutines defined with the Function...End Function or Sub...End Sub statements. They are visible within the Class...End Class code block, but not to code outside the class.

    • Public properties defined using the Property Let, Property Get, and Property Set statements. Properties defined without an explicit Public or Private statement are also Public by default. They, along with any public variables, form the public properties of the class.

    • Private properties defined using the Property Let, Property Get, and Property Set statements. They are visible within ...

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