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BitArray::Not Method

Inverts all the bit values in the current BitArray, so that elements set to true are changed to false, and elements set to false are changed to true.

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

public:
BitArray^ Not()

Return Value

Type: System.Collections::BitArray
The current instance with inverted bit values.

This method is an O(n) operation, where n is Count.

The following code example shows how to apply NOT to a BitArray.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
void PrintValues( IEnumerable^ myList, int myWidth );
int main()
{

   // Creates and initializes two BitArrays of the same size.
   BitArray^ myBA1 = gcnew BitArray( 4 );
   BitArray^ myBA2 = gcnew BitArray( 4 );
   myBA1[ 0 ] = false;
   myBA1[ 1 ] = false;
   myBA1[ 2 ] = true;
   myBA1[ 3 ] = true;
   myBA2[ 0 ] = false;
   myBA2[ 1 ] = true;
   myBA2[ 2 ] = false;
   myBA2[ 3 ] = true;

   // Performs a bitwise NOT operation between BitArray instances of the same size.
   Console::WriteLine( "Initial values" );
   Console::Write( "myBA1:" );
   PrintValues( myBA1, 8 );
   Console::Write( "myBA2:" );
   PrintValues( myBA2, 8 );
   Console::WriteLine();
   myBA1->Not();
   myBA2->Not();
   Console::WriteLine( "After NOT" );
   Console::Write( "myBA1:" );
   PrintValues( myBA1, 8 );
   Console::Write( "myBA2:" );
   PrintValues( myBA2, 8 );
   Console::WriteLine();
}

void PrintValues( IEnumerable^ myList, int myWidth )
{
   int i = myWidth;
   IEnumerator^ myEnum = myList->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
   {
      Object^ obj = safe_cast<Object^>(myEnum->Current);
      if ( i <= 0 )
      {
         i = myWidth;
         Console::WriteLine();
      }

      i--;
      Console::Write( "{0,8}", obj );
   }

   Console::WriteLine();
}

/* 
 This code produces the following output.

 Initial values
 myBA1:   False   False    True    True
 myBA2:   False    True   False    True

 After NOT
 myBA1:    True    True   False   False
 myBA2:    True   False    True   False

 */

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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