# The Daily Newbie - Using the Chr() function

To show the usage of the Chr() function.

Original Author: Matt Roberts

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`v:shapes="_x0000_s1027">TheDaily Newbie“To Start ThingsOff Right”FourthEdition?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?áApril 28,2001?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?áFreev:shapes="_x0000_s1027">?á?áToday's command, Chr() is almost a must-know for a lot of string manipulation and should be one of the fundimental tricks in your VB coding bags. If you have read the previous Newbie articles, you already know about the Asc() function. The Chr() function is a compliment of it. While the Asc() Function returns an ASCII code for a character, the Chr() function returns a character for an ASCII character.face="Arial">Today’s Keyword:?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?ásize="4" face="Arial"> Chr()style="margin-left:135.0pt;text-indent:-135.0pt">face="Arial">Name DerivedFrom:?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?áCharacter - a symbol (as a letter or number) that represents information; also : a representation of such a character that may be accepted by a computer - Webster's online  dictionary.style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:135.0pt;text-indent:-135.0pt">size="2" face="Arial">Used for?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?áConverting an ASCII character to a string character.style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:135.0pt;text-indent:-135.0pt">size="2" face="Arial">VB Help Description:?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?áReturns a String containing the character associated with the specified character code.style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:135.0pt;text-indent:-135.0pt">size="2" face="Arial">PlainEnglish:?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?áTakes a ASCII Character code and converts it to a "normal" text character. style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:135.0pt;text-indent:-135.0pt">size="2" face="Arial">Syntax:?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?áChr(ASCII Code)style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:135.0pt;text-indent:-135.0pt">size="2" face="Arial">Usage:?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?ástrCharacter =Chr(65)?ástyle="margin-left:135.35pt;text-indent:-135.35pt">face="Arial">Copy & Paste Code:Today's code snippet will print a list of ACII codes and their equivilent character values in the debug window. Dim intASCII As Integer For intASCII = 49 To 122 Debug.Print Chr(intASCII) Next intASCII style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:135.0pt;text-indent:-135.0pt">?ástyle="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:135.0pt;text-indent:-135.0pt">size="2" face="Arial">Notes:?áThe reason that the Chr() function is so important is that a lot of things in Visual Basic as based on ASCII values. For example, in the KeyPress() event of an object, the value that is passed in as the pressedkey is an ASCII value. If you are wanting to display each character on the keypress event, you can do it with this code: Private Sub Form_KeyPress(KeyAscii As Integer) MsgBox Chr(KeyAscii) End Sub Since the KeyAscii is a VB-defined parameter, the ability to convert it to a character value is pretty important. Chr() Makes this simple. I used Chr() in a simple "word scrambling" project that you can view by clicking here.Tomorrow's Keyword: Command()`

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