Type Conversions in Visual Basic
Updated: July 20, 2015
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The process of changing a value from one data type to another type is called conversion. Conversions are either widening or narrowing, depending on the data capacities of the types involved. They are also implicit or explicit, depending on the syntax in the source code.
Widening and Narrowing Conversions
Explains conversions classified by whether the destination type can hold the data.
Implicit and Explicit Conversions
Discusses conversions classified by whether Visual Basic performs them automatically.
Conversions Between Strings and Other Types
Illustrates converting between strings and numeric,
Boolean, or date/time values.
How to: Convert an Object to Another Type in Visual Basic
Shows how to convert an
Object variable to any other data type.
Steps you through the process of converting between arrays of different data types.
Introduces the Visual Basic data types and describes how to use them.
Lists the elementary data types supplied by Visual Basic.
Troubleshooting Data Types
Discusses some common problems that can arise when working with data types.