AscW Function [VBA]

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


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


AscW (string) As Long

Return value:



string: 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(string:="Ω") ' returns 937
 Print AscW("Αθήνα") ' returns 913, since only the first character (Alpha) is taken into account
End Sub

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