Conversion.Oct Method (SByte)


Returns a string representing the octal value of a number.

This API is not CLS-compliant.

Namespace:   Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

public static string Oct(
	sbyte Number


Type: System.SByte

Required. Any valid numeric expression or String expression.

Return Value

Type: System.String

Returns a string representing the octal value of a number.

Exception Condition

Number is not specified.


Number is not a numeric type.

If Number is not already a whole number, it is rounded to the nearest whole number before being evaluated.

If Number is

Oct returns


Zero (0)

Any other number

Up to 22 octal characters

You can represent octal numbers directly by preceding numbers in the proper range with &O. For example, &O10 is the octal notation for decimal 8.

This example uses the Oct function to return the octal value of a number.

Dim TestOct As String
' Returns "4".
TestOct = Oct(4)
' Returns "10".
TestOct = Oct(8)
' Returns "713".
TestOct = Oct(459)

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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