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>> Operator

The right-shift operator (>>) shifts its first operand right by the number of bits specified by its second operand.

expr >> count


An expression of type int, uint, long, or ulong; the value to be shifted.
An expression of type int; the shift count.


If expr is an int or uint (32-bit quantity), the shift count is given by the low-order five bits of count (count & 0x1f).

If expr is a long or ulong (64-bit quantity), the shift count is given by the low-order six bits of count (count & 0x3f).

If expr is an int or long, the right-shift is an arithmetic shift (high-order empty bits are set to the sign bit). If expr is of type uint or ulong, the right-shift is a logical shift (high-order bits are zero-filled).

User-defined types can overload the >> operator (see operator); the type of the first operand must be the user-defined type, and the type of the second operand must be int.


// cs_operator_right_shift.cs
using System;
class Test 
   public static void Main() 
      int i = -1000;
      Console.WriteLine(i >> 3);



See Also

C# Operators | 7.8 Shift operators | << Operator

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