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Does VB.Net have a construct for Zettabyte

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Does VB.Net have a construct for Zettabyte? It overflows a Long


Dim sizeofZettabyte As Long = 1180591620717411303424

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Not to my knowledge, but you could create a struct consisting of several longs and implement the appropriate functions to make the struct more "natural" in its use.
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Actually, it might be a bit more involved than that. The IDE might not even let you put the number in as a literal--you might have to load it as a string  : (
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Try the Decimal data type:

Dim sizeofZettabyte As Decimal = 1180591620717411303424D

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/xtba3z33%28VS.80%29.aspx
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Haha...  Silly me. I forgot about the size of Decimal!

Good call wdosanjos   = )
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Thanks guys.
How might I create a Type Zettabyte so that I may do a DirectCast or a CType or something on the type

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Thanks wdosanjos
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