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Posted 31 Jan 2011

A tip/trick about Type Character

, 3 Feb 2011 CPOL
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While looking at some old code, I found surprising behavior in my IDE.

I found value = -1000.25623! in the code. I changed the value to -1000.25626 and it automatically changed to -1000.25629.

I tried to search what it could be with no success. Then I suddenly pointed at ! and found the tooltip.

Represents a single-precision floating-point number.

So ! was representing a single value. The above line represents the following block.
Dim temp As Single
Dim value As Double
temp = -1000.25626
value = temp

More Type Characters[^] [Thanks to Dave[^]]

*It may not be a tip/trick, but it is definitely the piece worth sharing.


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GeneralThe subject of your Tip Pin
Henry Minute31-Jan-11 4:21
mvpHenry Minute31-Jan-11 4:21 
GeneralRe: The subject of your Tip Pin
Prerak Patel31-Jan-11 4:25
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