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BIN$

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Description

 

Return a string that is the binary (base 2) representation of its argument.

 

Syntax

 

s = BIN$(NumericExpression [, Digits])

 

Returns

 

String

 

Parameters

 

Name

Type

Optional

Meaning

NumericExpression

Number

No

The numeric expression you want transform into binary format.

Digits

Number

Yes

If digits is specified, the resulting string will be of length digits.

 

Remarks

 

Restrictions

 

See also

 

String Handling,

 

Examples

 

Thanks to Abraxas for the following script example

'---Usage of the BIN$ Instruction example

'---Returns Binary Version of a number

 

Dim Base10Num As DWORD VALUE &hAAAA5555

Dim TempVal   As DWORD VALUE Base10Num

Dim n         As Byte VALUE 0

Dim sMsg      As String

 

sMsg += "Base10 = " & Base10Num & $CRLF 

sMsg += "Binary = " & Bin$(Base10Num,32) & $CRLF

sMsg += "Binary Nibbles = "

 

'---This Groups 4 bits (a nibble) 

For n = 28 To 0 Step -4

  TempVal = Base10Num

  sMsg += " " & Bin$((SHIFT SIGNED RIGHT TempVal,n),4)

Next

 

sMsg += $CRLF

sMsg += "Hex = &h" & Hex$(Base10Num,8)

MSGBOX 0, sMsg '---Display The information