lang • len

Len

Length = Len ( Arg AS String ) AS Integer

Returns the byte count which is occupied by the string Arg.

Each ASCII character which has the code 0 to 127 requires one byte, UTF-8 characters as ä, ö, ü, ß require two or more bytes.

This function only deal with ASCII strings. To manipulate UTF-8 strings, use the String class.

Using string like objects (as known as "Boxed strings")

Since 3.12

You can get the length of a string using the following object-like syntax:

Length = String.Len

Examples

Print Len("Gambas"), Len("äöü"), String.Len("äöü")
6       6       3
Print Len("")
0
Print "Gambas".Len
6

See also