SGN


Returns the sign part of a number

Syntax:
Usage:
result = Sgn( number )

Parameters:
number
the number to find the sign of

Return Value:
Returns the sign part of number.

Description:
The required number argument can be any valid numeric expression. Unsigned numbers will be treated as if they were signed, i.e. if the highest bit is set the number will be treated as negative, and -1 will be returned.

The Sgn unary operator can be overloaded with user defined types.

Examples:
Dim N As Integer = 0

Print Sgn ( -1.87 )
Print Sgn ( 0 )
Print Sgn ( 42.658 )
Print Sgn ( N )


The output would look like:
-1
0
1
0


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