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VB.NET Language in a Nutshell, Second Edition by Steven Roman PhD, Paul Lomax, Ron Petrusha

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Name

Oct Function

Class

Microsoft.VisualBasic.Conversion

Syntax

Oct(number)
number (required; Numeric or string capable of conversion to a number)

A valid numeric or string expression

Return Value

String

Description

Returns the octal value of a given number

Rules at a Glance

  • If number is not already a whole number, it is rounded to the nearest whole number before being evaluated.

  • If number is Nothing, an error occurs.

  • Oct returns up to 11 octal characters.

Programming Tips and Gotchas

You can also use literals in your code to represent octal numbers by appending &O to the relevant octal value. For example, 100 decimal has the octal representation &O144. The following two statements assign an octal value to a variable:

lngOctValue1 = &H200                    ' Assigns 128

lngOctValue2 = "&O" & Len(dblNumber)    ' Assigns 8

See Also

Hex Function

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