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Double Data Type

Double variables are stored as signed IEEE 64-bit (8-byte) double-precision floating-point numbers ranging in value from -1.79769313486231570E+308 through -4.94065645841246544E-324 for negative values and from 4.94065645841246544E-324 through 1.79769313486231570E+308 for positive values.

Note   The Double data type can be converted to the Decimal data type without encountering a System.OverflowException error.

Appending the literal type character R to a literal forces it to the Double data type. Appending the identifier type character # to any identifier forces it to Double.

The equivalent .NET data type is System.Double.

See Also

Data Type Summary | Double Structure | Single Data Type | Type Conversion Functions | Conversion Summary | Efficient Use of Data Types