CSHORT


Converts numeric or string expression to an integer (Short)

Syntax:
declare function Cshort ( byval expression as datatype ) as short

Type typename
End Type

Usage:
result = Cshort( numeric expression )
result = Cshort( string expression )
result = Cshort( user defined type )

Parameters:
expression
a numeric, string, or pointer expression to cast to a Short value
datatype
any numeric, string, or pointer data type
typename
a user defined type

Return Value:
A Short value.

Description:
The Cshort function rounds off the decimal part and returns a 16-bit Short value. The function does not check for an overflow, and results are undefined for values which are less than -32 768 or larger than 32 767.

The name can be explained as 'Convert to Short'.

If the argument is a string expression, it is converted to numeric by using Valint.

Examples:
' Using the CSHORT function to convert a numeric value

'Create an SHORT variable
Dim numeric_value As Short

'Convert a numeric value
numeric_value = CShort(-4500.66)

'Print the result, should return -4501
Print numeric_value
Sleep


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