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Single Data Type

Single variables are stored as signed IEEE 32-bit (4-byte) single-precision floating-point numbers ranging in value from -3.4028235E+38 through -1.401298E-45 for negative values and from 1.401298E-45 through 3.4028235E+38 for positive values. Single-precision numbers store an approximation of a real number.

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

Appending the literal type character F to a literal forces it to the Single data type. Appending the identifier type character ! to any identifier forces it to Single.

The equivalent .NET data type is System.Single.

See Also

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

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