AscW Function [VBA]

Returns the Unicode value of the first character in a string expression.

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This function or constant is enabled with the statement Option VBASupport 1 placed before the executable program code in a module.


AscW (Text As String)

Return value:



Text: Any valid string expression. Only the first character in the string is relevant.

Use the AscW function to replace keys with Unicode values. If the AscW function encounters a blank string, LibreOffice Basic reports a run-time error. Returned values are between 0 and 65535.

Error codes:

5 Invalid procedure call


Sub ExampleAscW

 Print AscW("A") ' returns 65

 Print AscW("Ω") ' returns 937

 Print AscW("Αθήνα") ' returns 913, since only the first character (Alpha) is taken into account

End Sub