MKSHORT


Does a binary copy from a short variable to a string, setting its length to 2 bytes

Syntax:
declare function Mkshort ( byval number as short ) as string

Usage:
result = Mkshort[$](number)

Parameters:
number
A short variable to binary copy to a string.

Return Value:
Returns a string with a binary copy of the short.

Description:
Does a binary copy from a SHORT variable to a string, setting its length to 2 bytes. The resulting string can be read back to a short by Cvshort

This function is useful to write numeric values to buffers without using a Type definition.

Examples:
Dim a As Short, b As String
a = 4534
b = MKShort(a)
Print a, CVShort(b)
Sleep



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