Visual Basic Scripting Edition  

Sgn Function

Returns an integer indicating the sign of a number.


The number argument can be any valid numeric expression.

Return Values

The Sgn function has the following return values:

If number is Sgn returns
Greater than zero 1
Equal to zero 0
Less than zero -1


The sign of the number argument determines the return value of the Sgn function.

The following example uses the Sgn function to determine the sign of a number:

Dim MyVar1, MyVar2, MyVar3, MySign
MyVar1 = 12: MyVar2 = -2.4: MyVar3 = 0
MySign = Sgn(MyVar1)   ' Returns 1.
MySign = Sgn(MyVar2)   ' Returns -1.
MySign = Sgn(MyVar3)   ' Returns 0.


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See Also

Abs Function