An enumerated type is a type of data that allows each member of a class of objects to be described in English. Enumerated types are available in C++ and Visual Basic and are generally used when you know all the possible values of a variable and want to express them in words. Here are some examples of enumerated types in Visual Basic:
Example 12-13. Visual Basic Examples of Enumerated Types
Public Enum Color Color_Red Color_Green Color_Blue End Enum Public Enum Country Country_China Country_England Country_France Country_Germany Country_India Country_Japan Country_Usa End Enum Public Enum Output Output_Screen Output_Printer Output_File End Enum
Enumerated types are a powerful alternative to shopworn schemes in which you explicitly ...