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VB Equivalent to C++ Casts

The closest VB equivalent to the standard C++ casting operator is the DirectCast operator.  However, use of this operator is invalid in many cases where standard C++ casting is used:

e.g.,

This C++ code works fine:
i = (int)someDouble;

but the following VB code will not compile:
i = DirectCast(someDouble, Integer)

For this reason, the more reliable equivalent in VB is the CType macro and the related shortcut VB macros (CInt, CBool, etc.).

A further complication is that C++ integer casts always truncate, while the VB integer conversion macros always round.  For this reason, in order to achieve the same results as the C++ casts, a call to the VB Fix function is required prior to the call to the CInt, CLng, and CShort macros when converting C++ integer casts.

e.g.,

This C++ code:
i = (int)someDouble;

has this VB equivalent:
i = CInt(Fix(someDouble))

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