Chr Function

Returns the character that corresponds to the specified character code.

Syntax:


      Chr[$](charcode As Integer) As String
    

Return value:

String

Parameters:

charcode: a numeric expression that represents a valid 8-bit ASCII value (0-255) or a 16-bit Unicode value. (To support expressions with a nominally negative argument like Chr(&H8000) in a backwards-compatible way, values in the range −32768 to −1 are internally mapped to the range 32768 to 65535.)

warning

When VBA compatibility mode is enabled (Option VBASupport 1), charcode is a numeric expression that represents a valid 8-bit ASCII value (0-255) only.


Use the Chr$ function to send special control sequences to a printer or to another output source. You can also use it to insert quotation marks in a string expression.

Error codes:

5 Invalid procedure call

6 Overflow

note

An overflow error will occur when VBA compatibility mode is enabled and the expression value is greater than 255.


Example:


        Sub ExampleChr
            ' This example inserts quotation marks (ASCII value 34) in a string.
            MsgBox "A " + Chr$(34) + "short" + Chr(34) + " trip."
            ' The printout appears in the dialog as: A "short" trip.
            MsgBox Chr(charcode := 64) ' "@" sign
        End Sub
        
    

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