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BitArray.Xor Method

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

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

public BitArray Xor(
	BitArray value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Collections.BitArray

The BitArray with which to perform the bitwise exclusive OR operation.

Return Value

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

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

value is null.

ArgumentException

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

The bitwise exclusive OR operation returns true if exactly one operand is true, and returns false if both operands have the same Boolean value.

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

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

using System;
using System.Collections;
public class SamplesBitArray  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Creates and initializes two BitArrays of the same size.
      BitArray myBA1 = new BitArray( 4 );
      BitArray myBA2 = new BitArray( 4 );
      myBA1[0] = myBA1[1] = false;
      myBA1[2] = myBA1[3] = true;
      myBA2[0] = myBA2[2] = false;
      myBA2[1] = myBA2[3] = true;

      // Performs a bitwise XOR operation between BitArray instances of the same size.
      Console.WriteLine( "Initial values" );
      Console.Write( "myBA1:" );
      PrintValues( myBA1, 8 );
      Console.Write( "myBA2:" );
      PrintValues( myBA2, 8 );
      Console.WriteLine();

      Console.WriteLine( "Result" );
      Console.Write( "XOR:" );
      PrintValues( myBA1.Xor( myBA2 ), 8 );
      Console.WriteLine();

      Console.WriteLine( "After XOR" );
      Console.Write( "myBA1:" );
      PrintValues( myBA1, 8 );
      Console.Write( "myBA2:" );
      PrintValues( myBA2, 8 );
      Console.WriteLine();

      // Performing XOR between BitArray instances of different sizes returns an exception. 
      try  {
         BitArray myBA3 = new BitArray( 8 );
         myBA3[0] = myBA3[1] = myBA3[2] = myBA3[3] = false;
         myBA3[4] = myBA3[5] = myBA3[6] = myBA3[7] = true;
         myBA1.Xor( myBA3 );
      } catch ( Exception myException )  {
         Console.WriteLine("Exception: " + myException.ToString());
      }
   }


   public static void PrintValues( IEnumerable myList, int myWidth )  {
      int i = myWidth;
      foreach ( Object obj in myList ) {
         if ( i <= 0 )  {
            i = myWidth;
            Console.WriteLine();
         }
         i--;
         Console.Write( "{0,8}", obj );
      }
      Console.WriteLine();
   }

}


/* 
This code produces the following output.

Initial values
myBA1:   False   False    True    True
myBA2:   False    True   False    True

Result
XOR:   False    True    True   False

After XOR
myBA1:   False    True    True   False
myBA2:   False    True   False    True

Exception: System.ArgumentException: Array lengths must be the same.
   at System.Collections.BitArray.Xor(BitArray value)
   at SamplesBitArray.Main()

*/

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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