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BigInteger.LeftShift Operator

Shifts a BigInteger value a specified number of bits to the left.

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

static let inline (<<<)
        value:BigInteger * 
        shift:int  : BigInteger


Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger

The value whose bits are to be shifted.

Type: System.Int32

The number of bits to shift value to the left.

Return Value

Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger
A value that has been shifted to the left by the specified number of bits.

The LeftShift method defines the operation of the bitwise left-shift operator for BigInteger values. It enables code such as the following:

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

Unlike the bitwise left-shift operation with integer primitives, the LeftShift method preserves the sign of the original BigInteger value.

Languages that do not support custom operators can perform a bitwise left-shift operation by multiplying value by BigInteger.Pow(2, shift). The following example shows that the results are identical to the results of using this operator.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, 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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