Shifts a BigInteger value a specified number of bits to the left.
Assembly: System.Numerics (in System.Numerics.dll)
- 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 ValueType: System.Numerics.BigInteger
A value that has been shifted to the left by the specified number of bits.
The method defines the operation of the bitwise left-shift operator for BigInteger values. It enables code such as the following:
Unlike the bitwise left-shift operation with integer primitives, the 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.
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.