VBMath Module

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The VBMath module contains useful mathematical functions and subroutines.


Most of the members of the Math module in previous versions of Visual Basic have moved to the System.Math class.

 Public Sub Randomize() Public Sub Randomize(ByVal Number As Double) 

The Randomize subroutine seeds the Rnd function's random number generator. If a seed is not specified, the current time is used as the seed.

 Public Function Rnd() As Single Public Function Rnd(ByVal Number As Single) As Single 

The Rnd function returns a random floating-point number greater than or equal to 0, but less than 1. If the Number argument is supplied, the behavior of the function depends on the value of Number . If Number is less than 0, Rnd returns a random number using Number as the seed. If Number is 0, Rnd returns the most recent random number returned by Rnd . If Number is greater than 0, Rnd returns a new random number. To produce a random number between a lower bound (e.g., 0) and an upper bound (e.g., 10), you can use the expression CInt(Int((upperbound - lowerbound + 1) * Rnd() + lowerbound)) .


The .NET Framework class System.Random can also be used to generate random numbers . The Rnd function and the Random class use different random number generation algorithms, so each one will generate a different sequence of random numbers, given the same starting seed.

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The Visual Basic .NET Programming Language
The Visual Basic .NET Programming Language
ISBN: 0321169514
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 173
Authors: Paul Vick

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