Module Scope Dim Keyword

Warns about module-level declarations made using the 'Dim' keyword.


Private module variables should be declared using the 'Private' keyword. While 'Dim' is also legal, it should preferably be restricted to declarations of procedure-scoped local variables, for consistency, since public module variables are declared with the 'Public' keyword.

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This example should trigger a result

MyModule (StandardModule)
Option Explicit Dim foo As Long ' ...

This example should NOT trigger a result

MyModule (StandardModule)
Option Explicit Private foo As Long ' ...

Rubberduck.CodeAnalysis.Inspections.Concrete.ModuleScopeDimKeywordInspection.cs (Prerelease-v2.5.9.6289)