REM Statement (Visual Basic)
Used to include explanatory remarks in the source code of a program.
REM comment ' comment
Optional. The text of any comment you want to include. A space is required between the
REM keyword and
You can put a
REM statement alone on a line, or you can put it on a line following another statement. The
REM statement must be the last statement on the line. If it follows another statement, the
REM must be separated from that statement by a space.
You can use a single quotation mark (
') instead of
REM. This is true whether your comment follows another statement on the same line or sits alone on a line.
You cannot continue a
REM statement by using a line-continuation sequence (
_). Once a comment begins, the compiler does not examine the characters for special meaning. For a multiple-line comment, use another
REM statement or a comment symbol (
') on each line.
The following example illustrates the
REM statement, which is used to include explanatory remarks in a program. It also shows the alternative of using the single quotation-mark character (
') instead of
Dim demoStr1, demoStr2 As String demoStr1 = "Hello" REM Comment after a statement using REM. demoStr2 = "Goodbye" ' Comment after a statement using the ' character. REM This entire line is a comment. ' This entire line is also a comment.