Oct Function

Returns a string representing the octal value of a number.

Public Shared Function Oct( _
   ByVal Number As { Byte | SByte | Short | UShort | _
   Integer | UInteger | Long | ULong | Object } _
) As String

Parameters

  • Number
    Required. Any valid numeric expression or String expression.

Exceptions

Exception type

Error number

Condition

ArgumentNullException

5

Number is not specified.

ArgumentException

5

Number is not a numeric type.

See the "Error number" column if you are upgrading Visual Basic 6.0 applications that use unstructured error handling. (You can compare the error number against the Number Property (Err Object).) However, when possible, you should consider replacing such error control with Structured Exception Handling Overview for Visual Basic.

Remarks

If Number is not already a whole number, it is rounded to the nearest whole number before being evaluated.

If Number is

Oct returns

Empty

Zero (0)

Any other number

Up to 22 octal characters

You can represent octal numbers directly by preceding numbers in the proper range with &O. For example, &O10 is the octal notation for decimal 8.

Example

This example uses the Oct function to return the octal value of a number.

Dim TestOct AsĀ StringĀ 
' Returns "4".
TestOct = Oct(4)
' Returns "10".
TestOct = Oct(8)
' Returns "713".
TestOct = Oct(459)

Requirements

Namespace:Microsoft.VisualBasic

**Module:**Conversion

Assembly: Visual Basic Runtime Library (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

See Also

Reference

Conversion Summary

Hex Function (Visual Basic)

Type Conversion Functions

ArgumentNullException