OVERLOAD


Specifies that a procedure name can be overloaded

Syntax:
Declare [Static] Sub procedure_name [Cdecl|Stdcall|Pascal] Overload [Alias "external_name"] [([parameter_list])] [Constructor [priority]] [Static] [Export]

Declare [Static] Function procedure_name [Cdecl|Stdcall|Pascal] Overload [Alias "external_name"] [([parameter_list])] [ byref ] as return_type [Static] [Export]

[Public|Private] Sub procedure_name [Cdecl|Stdcall|Pascal] Overload [Alias "external_name"] [([parameter_list])] [Constructor [priority]] [Static] [Export]
..procedure body..
End Sub

[Public|Private] Function procedure_name [Cdecl|Stdcall|Pascal] Overload [Alias "external_name"] [([parameter_list])] [ byref ] as return_type [Static] [Export]
..procedure body..
End Function

Description:
In procedure declarations, Overload allows procedure names to be overloaded, that is, other procedures (regardless of whether to be subs or functions) can then be declared with the same name if their parameter lists are unique. Two parameter lists are unique if they contain a different number of parameters, or have parameters of different types. Note that this means that two or more procedures cannot be declared with the same name if they differ in return type alone.
A variadic procedure name can never be overloaded.

Once a procedure name has been declared overloaded, further declarations using the name need not specify Overload, but it is allowed.

Overload is not necessary in member procedure declarations, as they are always implicitly overloaded.

When calling an overloaded procedure, the compiler determines the most appropriate definition to use among a set of compatible candidates, by comparing the argument types used to call the procedure with the parameter types specified in the definitions. If no match or an ambiguous match is found, the compiler generates an error at compile time.

Examples:
Declare Function SUM Overload (A As Integer,B As Integer) As Integer
Declare Function SUM Overload (A As Single,B As Single) As Single
Function SUM  (A As Integer,B As Integer) As Integer
   Function=A+B
End Function  
Function SUM  (A As Single,B As Single) As Single
   Function=A+B
End Function  
Dim As Integer A,B
Dim As Single A1,B1
A=2
B=3
A1=2.
b1=3.
Print SUM(A,B)
Print SUM (A1,B1)
Sleep


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