# Type conversion

# Converting Text of The Textbox to an Integer

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Use the CInt function to provide conversions from any other data type to an Integer subtype. For example, CInt forces integer arithmetic when currency, single-precision, or double-precision arithmetic would normally occur.

Assuming that you have 1 button and 2 textbox. If you type on textbox1.text 5.5 and on textbox2.text 10.

If you have this code:

Dim result = textbox1.text + textbox2.text
MsgBox("Result: " & result)
'It will output

In order to add the values of the 2 textboxes you need to convert their values to Int by using the CInt(expression).

Dim result = CInt(textbox1.text) + CInt(textbox2.text)
MsgBox("Result: " & result)
'It will output

Note: When the fractional part of a value is exactly 0.5, the CInt function rounds to the closest even number. For example, 0.5 rounds to 0, while **1.5 rounds to 2, and 3.5 rounds to 4**. The purpose of rounding to the closest even number is to compensate for a bias that could accumulate when many numbers are added together.

# Syntax

  • CBool(expression)
  • CByte(expression)
  • CChar(expression)
  • CDate(expression)
  • CDbl(expression)
  • CDec(expression)
  • CInt(expression)
  • CLng(expression)
  • CObj(expression)
  • CSByte(expression)
  • CShort(expression)
  • CSng(expression)
  • CStr(expression)
  • CUInt(expression)
  • CULng(expression)
  • CUShort(expression)

# Parameters

Function name Range for Expression argument
CBool Any valid Char or String or numeric expression
CByte 0 through 255 (unsigned); fractional parts are rounded.
CChar Any valid Char or String expression; only first character of a String is converted; value can be 0 through 65535 (unsigned).