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StrConv Function

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Returns a Variant ( String ) converted as specified. SyntaxStrConv ( string, conversion, LCID ) The StrConv function syntax has thesenamed arguments:

stringRequired. String expression to be converted.
conversionRequired. Integer. The sum of values specifying the type of conversion to perform.
LCIDOptional. The LocaleID, if different than the system LocaleID. (The system LocaleID is the default.)

Settings The conversionargument settings are:

vbUpperCase1Converts the string to uppercase characters.
vbLowerCase2Converts the string to lowercase characters.
vbProperCase3Converts the first letter of every word in string to uppercase.
vbWide*4*Converts narrow (single-byte) characters in string to wide (double-byte) characters.
vbNarrow*8*Converts wide (double-byte) characters in string to narrow (single-byte) characters.
vbKatakana**16**Converts Hiragana characters in string to Katakana characters.
vbHiragana**32**Converts Katakana characters in string to Hiragana characters.
vbUnicode64Converts the string to Unicode using the default code page of the system. (Not available on the Macintosh.)
vbFromUnicode128Converts the string from Unicode to the default code page of the system. (Not available on the Macintosh.)

*Applies to East Asia locales. **Applies to Japan only.

Note These constants are specified by Visual Basic for Applications. As a result, they may be used anywhere in your code in place of the actual values. Most can be combined, for example, vbUpperCase + vbWide, except when they are mutually exclusive, for example, vbUnicode + vbFromUnicode. The constants vbWide, vbNarrow, vbKatakana, and vbHiragana causerun-time errors when used inlocales where they do not apply.

The following are valid word separators for proper casing: Null ( Chr$( 0 ) ), horizontal tab ( Chr$( 9 ) ), linefeed ( Chr$( 10 ) ), vertical tab ( Chr$( 11 ) ), form feed ( Chr$( 12 ) ), carriage return ( Chr$( 13 ) ), space (SBCS) ( Chr$( 32 ) ). The actual value for a space varies by country/region forDBCS. Remarks When converting from a Byte array in ANSI format to a string, use the StrConv function. When converting from such an array in Unicode format, use an assignment statement.


This example uses the StrConv function to convert a Unicode string to an ANSI string.

Dim i As Long
Dim x() As Byte
x = StrConv("ABCDEFG", vbFromUnicode)    ' Convert string.
For i = 0 To UBound(x)
    Debug.Print x(i)
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