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String equates

 

thinBasic allows you to refer to string constants by name. Those constant values are called equates.

A string equate (constant) must start with $ sign.

 

Equates data type

 

Equates declaration has the following syntax:

 

$EquateName = StringExpression

 

Equal sign is optional, so the above sentence can also be written as:

 

$EquateName StringExpression

 

String equates are like dynamic string that can be up to approximately 2 billion characters in length.

 

Examples

 

Some equate declaration example:

 

$WINTITLE   = "My application title"

$SEPARATOR  = ","

$POSSIBLESEPARATORS = CHR$(9, 10, 13, 32)

 

Restrictions

 

1.String equates name must start with dollar sign $
2.Unlike variables, you can use an equate on the left side of an assignment statement only once.
3.If an equate has already been created, subsequent attempts to assign a new value will fail but no error will be generated