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ASC

To return a numeric value that is the ASCII code for the first character of the a string expression.

Syntax

ASC(string_expression)

Comments

If string_expression is null, an Illegal Function Call error is returned. If string_expression begins with an uppercase letter, the value returned will be within the range of 65 to 90. If string_expression begins with a lowercase letter, the range is 97 to 122. Numbers 0 to 9 return 48 to 57, sequentially. See the CHR$ function for ASCII-to-string conversion.

Example

X$="TEN"
PRINT ASC(X$)
 84

84 is the ASCII code for the letter T.

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