WithEvents (Visual Basic)
Specifies that one or more declared member variables refer to an instance of a class that can raise events.
When a variable is defined using
WithEvents, you can declaratively specify that a method handles the variable's events using the
You can use
WithEvents only at class or module level. This means the declaration context for a
WithEvents variable must be a class or module and cannot be a source file, namespace, structure, or procedure.
You cannot use
WithEvents on a structure member.
You can declare only individual variables—not arrays—with
Element Types. You must declare
WithEvents variables to be object variables so that they can accept class instances. However, you cannot declare them as
Object. You must declare them as the specific class that can raise the events.
WithEvents modifier can be used in this context: Dim Statement
Dim WithEvents app As Application