The topic you requested is included in another documentation set. For convenience, it's displayed below. Choose Switch to see the topic in its original location.

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)

public static byte[] GetBytes(
	bool value


Type: System.Boolean

A Boolean value.

Return Value

Type: 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 System;

class Example
   public static void Main( )
      // Define Boolean true and false values.
      bool[] values = { true, false };

      // Display the value and its corresponding byte array.
      Console.WriteLine("{0,10}{1,16}\n", "Boolean", "Bytes");
      foreach (var value in values) {
         byte[] bytes = BitConverter.GetBytes(value); 
         Console.WriteLine("{0,10}{1,16}", value, 
// The 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