Public Function CoerceToLong( _ ByVal vString As Variant _ ) As Variant
CoerceToLong(String$(4, 0)) = 0& CoerceToLong(Chr$(1) + Chr$(0) + Chr$(0) + Chr$(0)) = 1& CoerceToLong(Chr$(0) + Chr$(1) + Chr$(0) + Chr$(0)) = 256& CoerceToLong(String$(4, 255)) = -1& CoerceToLong(String$(4, 254)) = -16843010& IsNull(CoerceToLong(Null)) = TrueSee also:
CoerceToLongFast Function MakeLong Function CoerceToVarType Function CoerceToInteger FunctionvString: The string whose first four characters are to be interpreted as a Long value. Function returns Null if vString is Null or cannot be fixed up to a String.
Note: Function generates the Visual Basic Error "Illegal Function Call" if vString is less than 4 characters long (the size of a Long value).
Note: If vString is more than four characters long, the leftmost four characters are coerced to a Long value.
Note: This function first converts the string from Unicode to the default code page of the system.
v1.3 Change: Removed 16-bit support from this function.
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