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VBScript in a Nutshell by Ron Petrusha, Paul Lomax, Matt Childs

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Logical and Bitwise Operators

Logical operators allow you to evaluate one or more expressions and return a logical value. VBA supports six logical operators: And, Or, Not, Eqv, Imp, and Xor. These operators also double as bitwise operators. A bitwise comparison examines each bit position in both expressions and sets or clears the corresponding bit in the result depending upon the operator used. The result of a bitwise operation is a numeric value. Typically, bitwise operations are used rarely in a scripted language, though the capability is available in VBScript if you need it.

And

Performs logical conjunction; that is, it returns True only if both expression1 and expression2 evaluate to True. If either expression is False, then the result is False. If either expression is Null, then the result is Null. Its syntax is:

result = expression1 And expression2

For example:

If x = 5 And y < 7 Then

In this case, the code after the If statement will be executed only if the value of x is five and the value of y is less than seven.

As a bitwise operator, And returns 1 if the compared bits in both expressions are 1, and returns in all other cases, as shown in the following table:

Bit in expression1

Bit in expression2

Result

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

1

1

1

For example, the result of 15 And 179 is 3, as the following binary representation shows:

00000011 = 00001111 And 10110011
Or

Performs logical disjunction; that is, if either expression1 or expression2 evaluates to True, or if both ...

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