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4.1.8 The bool type

Visual Studio .NET 2003

The bool type represents Boolean logical quantities. The possible values of type bool are true and false.

No standard conversions exist between bool and other types. In particular, the bool type is distinct and separate from the integral types, and a bool value cannot be used in place of an integral value, and vice versa.

In the C and C++ languages, a zero integral or floating-point value or a null pointer can be converted to the Boolean value false, and a non-zero integral or floating-point value, or a non-null pointer can be converted to the Boolean value true. In C#, such conversions are accomplished by explicitly comparing an integral or floating-point value to zero, or by explicitly comparing an object reference to null.