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BitArray.Xor Method

Performs the bitwise exclusive OR operation on the elements in the current BitArray against the corresponding elements in the specified BitArray.

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

public BitArray Xor(
	BitArray value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Collections.BitArray

The BitArray with which to perform the bitwise exclusive OR operation.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.BitArray
A BitArray containing the result of the bitwise exclusive OR operation on the elements in the current BitArray against the corresponding elements in the specified BitArray.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

value is null.

ArgumentException

value and the current BitArray do not have the same number of elements.

The bitwise exclusive OR operation returns true if exactly one operand is true, and returns false if both operands have the same Boolean value.

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

The following code example shows how to apply XOR to two BitArray instances.

using System;
using System.Collections;
public class SamplesBitArray  {

   public static void Main()  {

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

      // Performs a bitwise XOR 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();

      Console.WriteLine( "Result" );
      Console.Write( "XOR:" );
      PrintValues( myBA1.Xor( myBA2 ), 8 );
      Console.WriteLine();

      Console.WriteLine( "After XOR" );
      Console.Write( "myBA1:" );
      PrintValues( myBA1, 8 );
      Console.Write( "myBA2:" );
      PrintValues( myBA2, 8 );
      Console.WriteLine();

      // Performing XOR between BitArray instances of different sizes returns an exception. 
      try  {
         BitArray myBA3 = new BitArray( 8 );
         myBA3[0] = myBA3[1] = myBA3[2] = myBA3[3] = false;
         myBA3[4] = myBA3[5] = myBA3[6] = myBA3[7] = true;
         myBA1.Xor( myBA3 );
      } catch ( Exception myException )  {
         Console.WriteLine("Exception: " + myException.ToString());
      }
   }


   public static void PrintValues( IEnumerable myList, int myWidth )  {
      int i = myWidth;
      foreach ( Object obj in myList ) {
         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

Result
XOR:   False    True    True   False

After XOR
myBA1:   False    True    True   False
myBA2:   False    True   False    True

Exception: System.ArgumentException: Array lengths must be the same.
   at System.Collections.BitArray.Xor(BitArray value)
   at SamplesBitArray.Main()

*/

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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