BitConverter::GetBytes Method (Boolean)


The .NET API Reference documentation has a new home. Visit the .NET API Browser on to see the new experience.

Returns the specified Boolean value as a byte array.

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

static array<unsigned char>^ GetBytes(
	bool value


Type: System::Boolean

A Boolean value.

Return Value

Type: array<System::Byte>^

A byte array with length 1.

You can convert a byte array back to a Boolean value by calling the ToBoolean method.

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

using namespace System;

int main()
    // Define Boolean true and false values.
    array<bool>^ values = { true, false };

    // Display the value and its corresponding byte array.
    Console::WriteLine("{0,10}{1,16}\n", "Boolean", "Bytes");
    for each (Byte value in values) {
       array<Byte>^ bytes = BitConverter::GetBytes(value); 
       Console::WriteLine("{0,10}{1,16}", value, 
// This example displays the following output:
//        Boolean           Bytes
//           True              01
//          False              00

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
Return to top