BitConvertor Class in C#

In this blog I am trying to explain the concept of BitConvertor Class using C#.

BitConvertor Class

The BitConverter class helps manipulate value types in their fundamental form, as a series of bytes. A byte is defined as an 8-bit unsigned integer. The BitConverter class includes static methods to convert each of the primitive types to and from an array of bytes, as the following table illustrates.

Note: -

If you use BitConverter methods to round-trip data, make sure that the GetBytes overload and the ToType method specify the same type. As the following example illustrates.

Example: -

using System;

public class Example


    public static void Main()


        int value = -16;

        Byte[] bytes = BitConverter.GetBytes(value);

        // Convert bytes back to Int32.

        int intValue = BitConverter.ToInt32(bytes, 0);

        Console.WriteLine("{0} = {1}: {2}",

                          value, intValue,

                          value.Equals(intValue) ? "Round-trips" : "Does not round-trip");

        // Convert bytes to UInt32.

        uint uintValue = BitConverter.ToUInt32(bytes, 0);

        Console.WriteLine("{0} = {1}: {2}", value, uintValue,

                          value.Equals(uintValue) ? "Round-trips" : "Does not round-trip");




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