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Used to include explanatory remarks in a program.


Rem comment

' comment



The comment argument is the text of any comment you want to include. After the Rem keyword, a space is required before comment.


As shown in the syntax section, you can use an apostrophe (') instead of the Rem keyword. If the Rem keyword follows other statements on a line, it must be separated from the statements by a colon. However, when you use an apostrophe, the colon is not required after other statements.


The following example illustrates the use of the Rem statement:

Dim MyStr1, MyStr2
MyStr1 = "Hello" : Rem Comment after a statement separated by a colon.
MyStr2 = "Goodbye"     ' This is also a comment; no colon is needed.
Rem Comment on a line with no code; no colon is needed.

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