Microsoft® Visual Basic® Scripting Edition
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Returns a value indicating the subtype of a variable.
The varname argument can be any variable.
The VarType function returns the following values:
Constant Value Description vbEmpty 0 Empty (uninitialized) vbNull 1 Null (no valid data) vbInteger 2 Integer vbLong 3 Long integer vbSingle 4 Single-precision floating-point number vbDouble 5 Double-precision floating-point number vbCurrency 6 Currency vbDate 7 Date vbString 8 String vbObject 9 Automation object vbError 10 Error vbBoolean 11 Boolean vbVariant 12 Variant (used only with arrays of Variants) vbDataObject 13 A data-access object vbByte 17 Byte vbArray 8192 Array
Note These constants are specified by VBScript. As a result, the names can be used anywhere in your code in place of the actual values.
The VarType function never returns the value for Array by itself. It is always added to some other value to indicate an array of a particular type. The value for Variant is only returned when it has been added to the value for Array to indicate that the argument to the VarType function is an array. For example, the value returned for an array of integers is calculated as 2 + 8192, or 8194. If an object has a default property, VarType (object) returns the type of its default property.