# Dim Array with default value(s)

standard practice for simple variables is something like this

``Dim x As Integer = 5``

But is it possible to define an ARRAY where all elements are initialied to a given value

``Dim x(3,3) As Integer = 5 // obviously does not work``

As the docs say:

So you can do:

``Dim x(3) As Integer = Array(0, 1, 2)``

but not:

``Dim x(3, 3) As Integer = Array(00, 01, 02, 10, 11, 12, 20, 21, 22)``

You could make a helper function but how to specify the bounds or a new row? Maybe like…

``dim x(-1,-1) As Integer = Array2DInt(2,2,   0,1,2,   3,4,5,   6,7,8)``

```Function Array2DInt(XBound As Integer, YBound As Integer, ParamArray v() As Integer) As Integer(,) dim r(-1, -1) As Integer redim r(XBound, YBound) for i As integer = 0 to v.Ubound r(i mod (XBound+1), i \\ (XBound+1)) = v(i) //untested next return r End Function```

Or better, only take the XBound and figure out the YBound from length of v().

2d an array of pairs
more - array of tuples ?

Sorry… the question was… using a single default value.
without needing addtional functions, helpers or code

I have a 1000 element array, and the “default” is zero, but I want to init them to “5”
which I know can be done with For/Next etc… I was wonder if there was an alternative.