PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Determine ASCII Value


Summary: Learn to use Windows PowerShell to determine the ASCII numeric value of a character.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to tell the ASCII value of a character?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer You can get the numeric value of an ASCII character quite easily, for example,
           to get the value of the lowercase letter a, type:

[byte][char]'a'

Comments (2)

  1. David Wyatt says:

    Strictly speaking, you’re getting the Unicode value of a character here, not Ascii. That happens to match Ascii for the common US-English stuff (0-127), but beyond that, you’ll get different results.

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