CByte VBA function – How to convert data to Byte type

Last Updated on January 11, 2023 by token

1. CByte VBA Function – Description

The CByte VBA function returns a value of the Byte data type. It is an integer in the range 0-255 . The Byte data type, as its name suggests,
occupies a memory space of 1B. This way, we can convert low-valued numbers to store them in more
efficient data types. The function can also be used to convert a number written as text to a number in the Byte data type. Attempting to call a
function with an argument outside the range 0-255 will generate an error.

2. VBA CByte Function – Syntax

CByte (Expression)

Expression : Any integer in the range 0-255 stored in any data type (including String).

Function return : Byte / An integer in the range 0-255.

3. VBA CByte function – Example

How to use CByte function in VBA Excel? Below are examples of using the CByte function in the VisualBasic Editor.

Example 1:

Dim StrNumber As String
StrNumber = "255"
MsgBox CByte (StrNumber)

Example 2:

Dim LngNumber As Long
LngNumber = 123
MsgBox CByte (LngNumber)
Excel VBA functions - CByte VBA function
Excel VBA functions – CByte VBA function

4. VB CByte function – Additional information

  • The function used for numbers other than integers or outside the range 0-255 will return an error.

5. CByte VisualBasic function – Where to use?

The function can be used in: Excel 2003, Excel 2007, Excel 2010, Excel 2013, Excel 2016, Excel 2019, Excel 2021, Excel 365.

The article is part of the VBA Excel function list. You can find a list of all VBA functions at this address: VBA functions .

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