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Asc Function

Convert a character to its ASCII value.

Namespace:  XSharp.Core
Assembly:  XSharp.Core (in XSharp.Core.dll) Version: 2.4a
Syntax
 FUNCTION Asc(
	cString AS STRING
) AS DWORD
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Parameters

cString
Type: String
The character to convert to a number.

Return Value

Type: UInt32
A number from 0 to 255, representing the ASCII code of < cString >.
Remarks
Asc() is a character conversion function that returns the ASCII value of the leftmost character in a string.
Asc() is used primarily on expressions requiring numeric calculations on the ASCII value of a character.  Chr() and Asc() are inverse functions.
Examples
These examples illustrate various results of Asc():
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1? Asc("A")                // 65
2? Asc("Apple")                // 65
3? Asc("a")                    // 97
4? Asc("Z") - Asc("A")        // 25
5? Asc(NULL_STRING)            // 0
6? Asc(Chr(0))                // 0
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