BitConverter.GetBytes Method (Boolean)


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Returns the specified Boolean value as a byte array.

Namespace:   System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static byte[] GetBytes(
	bool value


Type: System.Boolean

A Boolean value.

Return Value

Type: System.Byte[]

A byte array with length 1.

You can convert a byte array back to a Boolean value by calling the ToBoolean method.

The following example converts the bit patterns of Boolean values to Byte arrays with the GetBytes method.

using System;

class Example
   public static void Main( )
      // Define Boolean true and false values.
      bool[] values = { true, false };

      // Display the value and its corresponding byte array.
      Console.WriteLine("{0,10}{1,16}\n", "Boolean", "Bytes");
      foreach (var value in values) {
         byte[] bytes = BitConverter.GetBytes(value); 
         Console.WriteLine("{0,10}{1,16}", value, 
// The example displays the following output:
//        Boolean           Bytes
//           True              01
//          False              00

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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