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");         Console.ReadKey();

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  Modified On Sep-18-2014 01:24:14 PM

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