Function Reference


VarGetType

Returns the internal type representation of a variant.

VarGetType ( expression )

Parameters

expression An expression to check the internal type of.

Return Value

Returns a string representing the type of the expression.

Remarks

See language datatypes for a detailed description.

IsInt() can return different results as it tries to convert from a float, for example calling VarGetType() with a value of 2.0 will return "Double", but IsInt() will return 1 for the same value.

Related

IsArray, IsBinary, IsBool, IsDllStruct, IsFloat, IsFunc, IsHWnd, IsInt, IsKeyword, IsObj, IsPtr, IsString

Example

#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

Local $aArray[2] = [1, "Example"]
Local $mMap[]
Local $dBinary = Binary("0x00204060")
Local $bBoolean = False
Local $pPtr = Ptr(-1)
Local $hWnd = WinGetHandle(AutoItWinGetTitle())
Local $iInt = 1
Local $fFloat = 2.0
Local $oObject = ObjCreate("Scripting.Dictionary")
Local $sString = "Some text"
Local $tStruct = DllStructCreate("wchar[256]")
Local $vKeyword = Default
Local $fuFunc = ConsoleWrite
Local $fuUserFunc = Test

MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", _
        "Variable Types" & @CRLF & @CRLF & _
        "$aArray : " & @TAB & @TAB & VarGetType($aArray) & " variable type." & @CRLF & _
        "$mMap : " & @TAB & @TAB & VarGetType($mMap) & " variable type." & @CRLF & _
        "$dBinary : " & @TAB & @TAB & VarGetType($dBinary) & " variable type." & @CRLF & _
        "$bBoolean : " & @TAB & VarGetType($bBoolean) & " variable type." & @CRLF & _
        "$pPtr : " & @TAB & @TAB & VarGetType($pPtr) & " variable type." & @CRLF & _
        "$hWnd : " & @TAB & @TAB & VarGetType($hWnd) & " variable type." & @CRLF & _
        "$iInt : " & @TAB & @TAB & VarGetType($iInt) & " variable type." & @CRLF & _
        "$fFloat : " & @TAB & @TAB & VarGetType($fFloat) & " variable type." & @CRLF & _
        "$oObject : " & @TAB & VarGetType($oObject) & " variable type." & @CRLF & _
        "$sString : " & @TAB & @TAB & VarGetType($sString) & " variable type." & @CRLF & _
        "$tStruct : " & @TAB & @TAB & VarGetType($tStruct) & " variable type." & @CRLF & _
        "$vKeyword : " & @TAB & VarGetType($vKeyword) & " variable type." & @CRLF & _
        "MsgBox : " & @TAB & @TAB & VarGetType(MsgBox) & " variable type." & @CRLF & _
        "$fuFunc : " & @TAB & @TAB & VarGetType($fuFunc) & " variable type." & @CRLF & _
        "Func 'Test' : " & @TAB & VarGetType(Test) & " variable type." & @CRLF & _
        "$fuUserFunc : " & @TAB & VarGetType($fuUserFunc) & " variable type.")

Func Test()
EndFunc   ;==>Test