### WBIN

Returns the binary

`wstring`(Unicode) representation of a number

**Syntax:**

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**Wbin**( byval*number*as ubyte ) as wstringdeclare function

**Wbin**( byval*number*as ushort ) as wstringdeclare function

**Wbin**( byval*number*as ulong ) as wstringdeclare function

**Wbin**( byval*number*as ulongint ) as wstringdeclare function

**Wbin**( byval*number*as const any ptr ) as wstringdeclare function

**Wbin**( byval*number*as ubyte, byval*digits*as long ) as wstringdeclare function

**Wbin**( byval*number*as ushort, byval*digits*as long ) as wstringdeclare function

**Wbin**( byval*number*as ulong, byval*digits*as long ) as wstringdeclare function

**Wbin**( byval*number*as ulongint, byval*digits*as long ) as wstringdeclare function

**Wbin**( byval*number*as const any ptr, byval*digits*as long ) as wstring**Usage:**

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**Wbin**(

*number*[,

*digits*] )

**Parameters:**

*number*
A whole number or expression evaluating to a whole number.

*digits*
Optional number of digits to return.

**Return Value:**

Returns a binary

`wstring`representation of`, truncated or padded with zeros (`*number*`"0"`) to fit the number of digits, if specified.**Description:**

Returns a

If you specify

The length of the returned string will not be longer than the maximum number of digits required for the type of

`wstring`(Unicode) representing the binary value of the integer`. Binary digits range from`*number*`0`to`1`.If you specify

`>`*digits*`0`, the result wstring will be exactly that length. It will be truncated or padded with zeros on the left, if necessary.The length of the returned string will not be longer than the maximum number of digits required for the type of

`(32 for a`*expression*`long`, 64 for floating point or`longint`)**Examples:**

Print WBin(54321)

Print WBin(54321, 5)

Print WBin(54321, 20)

Print WBin(54321, 5)

Print WBin(54321, 20)

will produce the output:

1101010000110001 10001 00001101010000110001

**Platform Differences:**

- Unicode strings are not supported in the DOS port of FreeBASIC.

**Dialect Differences:**

- Not available in the
*-lang qb*dialect unless referenced with the alias.**__Wbin**

**Differences from QB:**

- New to FreeBASIC

**See also:**

Back to String Functions