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BitConverter.GetBytes Method (Boolean)

Returns the specified Boolean value as an array of bytes.

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

public static byte[] GetBytes(
	bool value


Type: System.Boolean
A Boolean value.

Return Value

Type: System.Byte[]
An array of bytes with length 1.

The following code example converts the bit patterns of Boolean values to Byte arrays with the GetBytes method.

// Example of the BitConverter.GetBytes( bool ) method.
using System;

class GetBytesBoolDemo
    const string formatter = "{0,10}{1,16}";

    // Convert a bool argument to a byte array and display it.
    public static void GetBytesBool( bool argument )
        byte[ ] byteArray = BitConverter.GetBytes( argument );
        Console.WriteLine( formatter, argument, 
            BitConverter.ToString( byteArray ) );

    public static void Main( )
            "This example of the BitConverter.GetBytes( bool ) " +
            "\nmethod generates the following output.\n" );
        Console.WriteLine( formatter, "bool", "byte array" );
        Console.WriteLine( formatter, "----", "----------" );

        // Convert bool values and display the results.
        GetBytesBool( false );
        GetBytesBool( true );

This example of the BitConverter.GetBytes( bool )
method generates the following output.

      bool      byte array
      ----      ----------
     False              00
      True              01

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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