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{{fbdoc item="title" value="BYTE"}}----
Standard data type: 8 bit signed

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[[KeyPgDim|dim]] //variable// [[KeyPgAs|as]] **Byte**
##
{{fbdoc item="desc"}}
8-bit signed whole-number data type. Can hold a value in the range of -128 to 127.

{{fbdoc item="ex"}}
{{fbdoc item="filename" value="examples/manual/datatype/byte2.bas"}}%%(freebasic)
DIM bytevar AS BYTE
bytevar = 100
PRINT "bytevar= ", bytevar
%%

{{fbdoc item="filename" value="examples/manual/datatype/byte.bas"}}%%(freebasic)
Dim x As Byte = Cbyte(&H80)
Dim y As Byte = CByte(&H7F)
Print "Byte Range = "; x; " to "; y
%%
**Output:**
%%Byte Range = -128 to 127%%

{{fbdoc item="lang"}}
- Not available in the //[[CompilerOptlang|-lang qb]]// dialect unless referenced with the alias ##**""__Byte""**##.

{{fbdoc item="diff"}}
- New to ""FreeBASIC""

{{fbdoc item="see"}}
- ##[[KeyPgUbyte|Ubyte]]##
- ##[[KeyPgCbyte|Cbyte]]##

{{fbdoc item="back" value="CatPgStdDataTypes|Standard Data Types"}}
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