How can I create an array of a class that I have declared?

I have this class named parts
with properties of frame, engine and date, and i want to know how could I store them in an array ..


dim myarray(20) as parts

This will create an array where each item can contain a reference to a part, however, the objects themselves do not exist until they are instantiated (with New). In order to actually create an array of part objects you have to do

for i as integer = 0 to 20
    myarray(i) = New parts