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Chr (the global function) is here for compatibility with Visual Basic. You should instead use TextEncoding.Chr.

Returns the character whose Unicode code point is passed.


result = Chr(value)

Part Type Description
result String The character whose Unicode code point was passed.
value Integer The numeric value ("code point") of the character you want, which must be a valid Unicode character.


The Chr function returns a string in ASCII encoding for values less than 128 and a UTF-8 encoded string for all other values. If you need to control the exact byte value, you should instead call ChrB.

Sample Code

This code use the Chr function to return the characters whose ASCII values are specified.

Dim tab, CR As String
tab = Chr(9) // returns a tab
CR = Chr(13) // returns carriage return
CR = Encodings.ASCII.Chr(13) // also returns carriage return

See Also

Asc, ChrB, Encoding, InStr, Left, Len, Mid, Right, Text.FromUnicodeCodepoint functions; EndOfLine, TextEncoding classes; Encodings module; String, Text data types