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BitArray Constructor (Byte[])

Initializes a new instance of the BitArray class that contains bit values copied from the specified array of bytes.

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

public BitArray(
	byte[] bytes
)

Parameters

bytes
Type: System.Byte[]

An array of bytes containing the values to copy, where each byte represents eight consecutive bits.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

bytes is null.

ArgumentException

The length of bytes is greater than MaxValue.

The first byte in the array represents bits 0 through 7, the second byte represents bits 8 through 15, and so on. The Least Significant Bit of each byte represents the lowest index value: " bytes [0] & 1" represents bit 0, " bytes [0] & 2" represents bit 1, " bytes [0] & 4" represents bit 2, and so on.

This constructor is an O(n) operation, where n is the number of elements in bytes.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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