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BitConverter.IsLittleEndian Field

Indicates the byte order ("endianess") in which data is stored in this computer architecture.

[Visual Basic]
Public Shared ReadOnly IsLittleEndian As Boolean
public static readonly bool IsLittleEndian;
public: static bool IsLittleEndian;
public static var IsLittleEndian : Boolean;


This value is true if the architecture is little-endian; false if it is big-endian.

Different computer architectures store data using different byte orders. "Big-endian" means the most significant byte is on the left end of a word. "Little-endian" means the most significant byte is on the right end of a word.


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

See Also

BitConverter Class | BitConverter Members | System Namespace