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BigInteger.ExclusiveOr Operator

Performs a bitwise exclusive Or (XOr) operation on two BigInteger values.

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

public static BigInteger operator ^(
	BigInteger left,
	BigInteger right
)

Parameters

left
Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger
The first value.
right
Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger
The second value.

Return Value

Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger
The result of the bitwise Or operation.

The result of a bitwise exclusive Or operation is true if the values of the two bits are different; otherwise, it is false. The following table illustrates the exclusive Or operation.

Bit x in left

Bit x in right

Return value

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

1

1

1

0

The ExclusiveOr method enables code such as the following:


BigInteger number1 = BigInteger.Pow(2, 127);
BigInteger number2 = BigInteger.Multiply(163, 124);
BigInteger result = number1 ^ number2;


The ExclusiveOr method performs the bitwise exclusive Or operation on two BigInteger values as if they were both in two's complement representation with virtual sign extension.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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