Part of a declaration which specifies a data type, or part of the Open statement which specifies a file handle.

symbolname As datatype

open ... As #filenumber
type ... As datatype

As is used to declare the type of variables, fields or arguments and is also used in the Open statement to determine the file handle. As is also used with the Type (Alias) syntax, similar to C's typedef statement.

'' don't try to compile this code, the examples are unrelated
Declare Sub mySub (X As Integer, Y As Single, Z As String)
' ...

Dim X As Integer
' ...

Type myType
  X As Integer
  Y As Single
  Z As String
End Type
' ...

Type TheNewType As myType
' ...

Open "test" For Input As #1
' ...

Differences from QB:
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