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BitArray.Or Method

Performs the bitwise OR operation on the elements in the current BitArray against the corresponding elements in the specified BitArray.

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

'Declaration
Public Function Or ( _
	value As BitArray _
) As BitArray

Parameters

value
Type: System.Collections.BitArray
The BitArray with which to perform the bitwise OR operation.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.BitArray
A BitArray containing the result of the bitwise OR operation on the elements in the current BitArray against the corresponding elements in the specified BitArray.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

value is Nothing.

ArgumentException

value and the current BitArray do not have the same number of elements.

The bitwise OR operation returns true if one or both operands are true, and returns false if both operands are false.

This method is an O(n) operation, where n is Count.

The following code example shows how to apply OR to two BitArray instances.


Imports System.Collections

Public Class Example

   Public Shared Sub Demo(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock)

      ' Creates and initializes two BitArrays of the same size.
      Dim myBA1 As New BitArray(4)
      Dim myBA2 As New BitArray(4)
      myBA1(0) = False
      myBA1(1) = False
      myBA1(2) = True
      myBA1(3) = True
      myBA2(0) = False
      myBA2(2) = False
      myBA2(1) = True
      myBA2(3) = True

      ' Performs a bitwise OR operation between BitArray instances of the same size.
      outputBlock.Text &= "Initial values" & vbCrLf
      outputBlock.Text &= "myBA1:"
      PrintValues(outputBlock, myBA1, 8)
      outputBlock.Text &= "myBA2:"
      PrintValues(outputBlock, myBA2, 8)
      outputBlock.Text &= vbCrLf

      outputBlock.Text &= "Result" & vbCrLf
      outputBlock.Text &= "OR:"
      PrintValues(outputBlock, myBA1.Or(myBA2), 8)
      outputBlock.Text &= vbCrLf

      outputBlock.Text &= "After OR" & vbCrLf
      outputBlock.Text &= "myBA1:"
      PrintValues(outputBlock, myBA1, 8)
      outputBlock.Text &= "myBA2:"
      PrintValues(outputBlock, myBA2, 8)
      outputBlock.Text &= vbCrLf

      ' Performing OR between BitArray instances of different sizes returns an exception.
      Try
         Dim myBA3 As New BitArray(8)
         myBA3(0) = False
         myBA3(1) = False
         myBA3(2) = False
         myBA3(3) = False
         myBA3(4) = True
         myBA3(5) = True
         myBA3(6) = True
         myBA3(7) = True
         myBA1.Or(myBA3)
      Catch myException As Exception
         outputBlock.Text &= "Exception: " + myException.ToString() & vbCrLf
      End Try
   End Sub

   Public Shared Sub PrintValues(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock, ByVal myList As IEnumerable, ByVal myWidth As Integer)
      Dim i As Integer = myWidth
      Dim obj As [Object]
      For Each obj In myList
         If i <= 0 Then
            i = myWidth
            outputBlock.Text &= vbCrLf
         End If
         i -= 1
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0,8}", obj)
      Next obj
      outputBlock.Text &= vbCrLf
   End Sub 'PrintValues

End Class


' This code produces the following output.
' 
' Initial values
' myBA1:   False   False    True    True
' myBA2:   False    True   False    True
' 
' Result
' OR:   False    True    True    True
' 
' After OR
' myBA1:   False    True    True    True
' myBA2:   False    True   False    True
' 
' Exception: System.ArgumentException: Array lengths must be the same.
'    at System.Collections.BitArray.Or(BitArray value)
'    at SamplesBitArray.Main()



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Supported in: 5, 4, 3

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Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

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Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

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