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Language: Visual Basic
Expertise: Intermediate
Jul 24, 1998

Comment Multiple Lines

VB provides only single-line comment functions: "REM" and "'". If you're looking for another way to comment out a block of code, use conditional compilation in VB4 instead. Define "COMMENT = 0" in the Conditional Compilation Arguments field on the Advanced tab in the Options dialog of the Tools menu:

 Public Sub TestingSub()
	Print "This subroutine is used to" 
	Print "demonstrate block"
	Print "commenting in VB."
#If COMMENT then
	Print "This line will not be printed."
	Print "Since this is commented out."
	Print "VB ignores these lines during compilation."
#End If
End Sub

This trick also works with VB5, but you might find the Comment Block command on the Edit toolbar much handier.

Frewin Chan
 
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