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The ERR function returns the last QBasic error code number.


errorNum% = ERR


  • If there is no error, the function returns 0
  • Can be used in an error handling routine to report the last error code number.


Example: Simulating an error to test a program error handler that looks for a "Subscript out of range" error.

ON ERROR GOTO handler IF x = 0 THEN ERROR 111 'simulate an error code that does not exist x = x + 1 IF x THEN ERROR 9 'simulate array boundary being exceeded END handler: PRINT ERR, _ERRORLINE BEEP IF ERR = 9 THEN PRINT "The program has encountered an error and needs to close! Press a key!" K$ = INPUT$(1) SYSTEM END IF RESUME NEXT 'RESUME can only be used in error handlers

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