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{{fbdoc item="title" value="POS"}}----
Returns the horizontal (left to right) position of the text cursor

{{fbdoc item="syntax"}}##
[[KeyPgDeclare|declare]] [[KeyPgFunction|function]] **Pos** ( ) [[KeyPgAs|as]] [[KeyPgLong|long]]
[[KeyPgDeclare|declare]] [[KeyPgFunction|function]] **Pos** ( [[KeyPgByval|byval]] //dummy// [[KeyPgAs|as]] [[KeyPgLong|long]] ) [[KeyPgAs|as]] [[KeyPgLong|long]]
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{{fbdoc item="usage"}}##
//result// = **Pos**[ ( //dummy// ) ]
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{{fbdoc item="param"}}
##//dummy//##
An unused parameter retained for backward compatibility with QBASIC.

{{fbdoc item="ret"}}
Returns the horizontal position of the text cursor.

{{fbdoc item="desc"}}
Returns the horizontal (left to right) position of the text cursor. The leftmost column is number ##1##.

{{fbdoc item="ex"}}
{{fbdoc item="filename" value="examples/manual/console/pos.bas"}}%%(freebasic)
dim as integer p

'' print starting column position
p = pos()
Print "position: "; p

'' print a string, without a new-line
Print "ABCDEF";

'' print new column position:
p = pos()
Print: Print "position: "; p
Print

''position changes after each Print:
Print "Column numbers: "
Print Pos(), Pos(), Pos(), Pos(), Pos()
%%

{{fbdoc item="diff"}}
- The ##//dummy//## parameter was not optional in QBASIC.

{{fbdoc item="see"}}
- ##[[KeyPgCsrlin|Csrlin]]##
- ##[[KeyPgTab|Tab]]##
- ##[[KeyPgLocate|Locate]]##

{{fbdoc item="back" value="CatPgConsole|Console Functions"}}
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