# CONST

The CONST statement globally defines one or more named numeric or string values which will not change while the program is running.

## Syntax

CONST constantName = value[, ...]

## Parameters

• constantName is the constant name or list of names assigned by the programmer.
• value is the value to initialize the global constant which cannot change once defined.
• If constantName specifies a numeric type, value must be a numeric expression containing literals and other constants.
• If constantName specifies a string type, the value must be a literal value.

## Examples

Example 1: Display the circumference and area of circles:

' Declare a numeric constant approximately equal to the ratio of a circle's ' circumference to its diameter: CONST PI = 3.141593 ' Declare some string constants: CONST circumferenceText = "The circumference of the circle is" CONST areaText = "The area of the circle is" DO INPUT "Enter the radius of a circle or zero to quit"; radius IF radius = 0 THEN END PRINT circumferenceText; 2 * PI * radius PRINT areaText; PI * radius * radius ' radius squared PRINT LOOP

Enter the radius of a circle or zero to quit? 10 The circumference of the circle is 62.83186 The area of the circle is 314.1593 Enter the radius of a circle or zero to quit? 123.456 The circumference of the circle is 775.697 The area of the circle is 47882.23 Enter the radius of a circle or zero to quit? 0

Explanation: PI cannot change as it is a mathematical constant so it is fitting to define it as a constant. Trying to change PI will result in a calculation error.

Example 2: Using _RGB32 to set a constant's value.

CONST Red = _RGB32(255,0,0) COLOR Red PRINT "Hello World"