Virtual wire sending and receiving an integer

So I am using the virtual wire library to try to send an integer or float if I can. I am using the virtual wire library because I eventually want it on an attiny85. but could someone please show me in the simplest way possible to send an integer.

There is alot of resources that show this but it is all such long and difficult code to understand I dont know what uint8_t is?!?!?!

any help is appreciated, thanks

I used the examples.
http://www.airspayce.com/mikem/arduino/VirtualWire/examples.html

I dont know what uint8_t is?!?!?!

Is that a statement or a question or just complete and total nonsense punctuation?

The variable type is unsigned integer 8 bits and the _t means that is a standard type that will, on every platform, ALWAYS be 8 bits.

newsogn:
There is alot of resources that show this but it is all such long and difficult code to understand I dont know what uint8_t is?!?!?!

u = unsigned
int = integer
8 = number of bits
t = type