This <a href=”http://digiassn.blogspot.com/2006/04/visual-basic-integer-to-stringstring.html”>site</a> has some information on variable type conversion, as well as a conversation thread that exapands on the concept a bit. The page located <a href=”http://theopensourcery.com/vb06tut.htm”>here</a> also has some promising looking information on it.
You will need to provide more information about your question and what exactly you want to accomplish.
AFAIK there is not a SHORT standard data type in Visual Basic 6. However, it exists in C++, but the C++ definition of short is exactly the same as the definition for Integer in Visual Basic.
From the MSDN library 6.0:
Integer data type
<b>A data type that holds integer variables stored as 2-byte whole numbers in the range -32,768 to 32,767.</b> The Integer data type is also used to represent enumerated values. The percent sign (%) type-declaration character represents an Integer in Visual Basic.
Data Type Ranges
C/C++ recognizes the types shown in the table below.
<pre>Type Name Bytes Other Names Range of Values
short <b>2 </b> short int,signed short int <b>–32,768 to 32,767 </b>
In VB there is also a BYTE type, which stores small unsigned numbers from 0-255 (1 byte).
Pleas provide more details.