Microsoft® Visual Basic® Scripting Edition
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Reinitializes the elements of fixed-size arrays and deallocates dynamic-array storage space.
The array argument is the name of the array variable to be erased.
It is important to know whether an array is fixed-size (ordinary) or dynamic because Erase behaves differently depending on the type of array. Erase recovers no memory for fixed-size arrays. Erase sets the elements of a fixed array as follows:
Erase frees the memory used by dynamic arrays. Before your program can refer to the dynamic array again, it must redeclare the array variable's dimensions using a ReDim statement.
Type of array Effect of Erase on fixed-array elements Fixed numeric array Sets each element to zero. Fixed string array Sets each element to zero-length (""). Array of objects Sets each element to the special value Nothing.