What is a Procedure Signature?

The concept of procedure signatures explained in under 100 words. #Under100

What is a Procedure Signature?

A procedure signature is the declaration line of a Sub, Function, or Property.

It includes the following parts:

  • Scope: Public, Private, or Friend
  • Procedure Type: Sub, Function, or Property Let/Get/Set
  • Identifier: i.e., the name of the procedure
  • Parameter/Argument List: a comma-delimited list of parameters that appear within parentheses after the procedure name
  • Return Type: follows the As keyword; only applies to Function and Property Get procedure types

Signatures are how your calling code interacts with your procedures.  

Be careful changing procedure signatures to avoid breaking backward compatibility with the rest of your code base.

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