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Operator (.)

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Description

 

Point is naturally used as decimal place separator in fractional numbers but thinBasic, like PHP language, support point as string concatenation operator

 

Syntax

 

Result = Expression1 . Expression2

 

The + operator syntax has these parts:

 

PartDescription
resultAny string variable.
expression1Any string expression.
expression2Any string expression.

 

Returns

 

N/A

 

Remarks

 

Although you can also use the . or + operators to concatenate two character strings, you should use the & operator for concatenation to eliminate ambiguity and provide self-documenting code.

 

Restrictions

 

See also

 

Examples

 

DIM MyString AS STRING

DIM MyNumber AS LONG

 

'Results will be the string '123'

MyString = 1 . 2 . 3

MyString = 1 & 2 & 3