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Mark Leighton Fisher (4252)

Mark Leighton Fisher
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I am a Systems Engineer at Regenstrief Institute []. I also own Fisher's Creek Consulting [].
Friday March 09, 2007
12:19 PM

A VB6 Property is Like a Perl Tied Variable, Sort Of

[ #32634 ]

When you tie a variable in Perl:

    tie %Config, 'Config', { "abc" => "def" };

In VB (VB6 or current VB.NET), you will want to wrap that variable as a Property. The Get Property corresponds to Perl's tie FETCH() operation, while Let/Set (Perl-only people: don't ask) correspond to Perl's tie STORE() operation. Making a variable tied/Property'ed gives you a chance to do some real work behind the scenes without forcing you to create a whole class.

(Noted here mostly so I remember it.)

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