How to: Put a Value in a Property (Visual Basic)

You store a value in a property by putting the property name on the left side of an assignment statement.

The property's Set procedure stores a value, but you do not explicitly call it by name. You use the property just as you would use a variable. Visual Basic makes the calls to the property's procedures.

To store a value in a property

  1. Use the property name on the left side of an assignment statement.

    The following example sets the value of the Visual Basic TimeOfDay property to noon, implicitly calling its Set procedure.

    ' The following statement calls the Set procedure of the Visual Basic TimeOfDay property.
    TimeOfDay = #12:00:00 PM#
    
  2. If the property takes arguments, follow the property name with parentheses to enclose the argument list. If there are no arguments, you can optionally omit the parentheses.

  3. Place the arguments in the argument list within the parentheses, separated by commas. Be sure you supply the arguments in the same order that the property defines the corresponding parameters.

  4. The value generated on the right side of the assignment statement is stored in the property.

See Also

TimeOfDay
Property Procedures
Procedure Parameters and Arguments
Property Statement
Differences Between Properties and Variables in Visual Basic
How to: Create a Property
How to: Declare a Property with Mixed Access Levels
How to: Call a Property Procedure
How to: Declare and Call a Default Property in Visual Basic
How to: Get a Value from a Property