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CHR$

Returns a one-character string containing the character that corresponds to the specified ASCII value.

Syntax

CHR$(ascii_value)

Comments

ascii_value is a value from 0 to 255. CHR$ is commonly used to send a special character to the terminal or printer. For example, you could send CHR$(7) to sound a beep through the speaker as a preface to an error message, or you could send a form feed, CHR$(12), to the printer. See the ASC function for ASCII-to-numeric conversion.

The standard ASCII values range from 0 through 127. The IBM PC and compatibles extended ASCII characters from 128 through 255. Many extended characters are useful for drawing boxes and other simple graphics.

Examples

PRINT CHR$(66);
 B

This prints the ASCII character code 66, which is the uppercase letter B.

PRINT CHR$(13);

This command prints a carriage return.

FOR i = 0 TO 255
  PRINT i; CHR$(i)
NEXT

Displays the ASCII and extended ASCII character sets.

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