# BigInteger.RightShift(BigInteger, Int32)BigInteger.RightShift(BigInteger, Int32)BigInteger.RightShift(BigInteger, Int32)BigInteger.RightShift(BigInteger, Int32) Operator

## Definition

Shifts a BigInteger value a specified number of bits to the right.

``````public:
static System::Numerics::BigInteger operator >>(System::Numerics::BigInteger value, int shift);``````
``public static System.Numerics.BigInteger operator >> (System.Numerics.BigInteger value, int shift);``
``static member ( >>> ) : System.Numerics.BigInteger * int -> System.Numerics.BigInteger``
``Public Shared Operator >> (value As BigInteger, shift As Integer) As BigInteger``

#### Parameters

value
BigInteger BigInteger BigInteger BigInteger

The value whose bits are to be shifted.

shift
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

The number of bits to shift `value` to the right.

#### Returns

A value that has been shifted to the right by the specified number of bits.

## Remarks

The RightShift method defines the operation of the bitwise right-shift operator for BigInteger values. It enables code such as the following:

``````var number = BigInteger.Parse("-9047321678449816249999312055");
Console.WriteLine("Shifting {0} right by:", number);
for (int ctr = 0; ctr <= 16; ctr++) {
BigInteger newNumber = number >> ctr;
Console.WriteLine(" {0,2} bits: {1,35} {2,30}", ctr, newNumber, newNumber.ToString("X"));
}
// The example displays the following output:
//    Shifting -9047321678449816249999312055 right by:
//      0 bits:       -9047321678449816249999312055       E2C43B1D0D6F07D2CC1FBB49
//      1 bits:       -4523660839224908124999656028       F1621D8E86B783E9660FDDA4
//      2 bits:       -2261830419612454062499828014        8B10EC7435BC1F4B307EED2
//      4 bits:        -565457604903113515624957004        E2C43B1D0D6F07D2CC1FBB4
//      5 bits:        -282728802451556757812478502        F1621D8E86B783E9660FDDA
//      6 bits:        -141364401225778378906239251         8B10EC7435BC1F4B307EED
//      8 bits:         -35341100306444594726559813         E2C43B1D0D6F07D2CC1FBB
//      9 bits:         -17670550153222297363279907         F1621D8E86B783E9660FDD
//     10 bits:          -8835275076611148681639954          8B10EC7435BC1F4B307EE
//     12 bits:          -2208818769152787170409989          E2C43B1D0D6F07D2CC1FB
//     13 bits:          -1104409384576393585204995          F1621D8E86B783E9660FD
//     14 bits:           -552204692288196792602498           8B10EC7435BC1F4B307E
//     16 bits:           -138051173072049198150625           E2C43B1D0D6F07D2CC1F
``````
``````Dim number As BigInteger = BigInteger.Parse("-9047321678449816249999312055")
Console.WriteLine("Shifting {0} right by:", number)
For ctr As Integer = 0 To 16
Dim newNumber As BigInteger = number >> ctr
Console.WriteLine(" {0,2} bits: {1,35} {2,30}", ctr, newNumber, newNumber.ToString("X"))
Next
' The example displays the following output:
'    Shifting -9047321678449816249999312055 right by:
'      0 bits:       -9047321678449816249999312055       E2C43B1D0D6F07D2CC1FBB49
'      1 bits:       -4523660839224908124999656028       F1621D8E86B783E9660FDDA4
'      2 bits:       -2261830419612454062499828014        8B10EC7435BC1F4B307EED2
'      4 bits:        -565457604903113515624957004        E2C43B1D0D6F07D2CC1FBB4
'      5 bits:        -282728802451556757812478502        F1621D8E86B783E9660FDDA
'      6 bits:        -141364401225778378906239251         8B10EC7435BC1F4B307EED
'      8 bits:         -35341100306444594726559813         E2C43B1D0D6F07D2CC1FBB
'      9 bits:         -17670550153222297363279907         F1621D8E86B783E9660FDD
'     10 bits:          -8835275076611148681639954          8B10EC7435BC1F4B307EE
'     12 bits:          -2208818769152787170409989          E2C43B1D0D6F07D2CC1FB
'     13 bits:          -1104409384576393585204995          F1621D8E86B783E9660FD
'     14 bits:           -552204692288196792602498           8B10EC7435BC1F4B307E
'     16 bits:           -138051173072049198150625           E2C43B1D0D6F07D2CC1F
``````

Languages that do not support custom operators can perform a bitwise right-shift operation by dividing `value` by `BigInteger.Pow(2, shift)` and subtracting 1 times `shift` for negative values. The following example shows that the results are identical to the results of using this operator.

``````var number = BigInteger.Parse("-9047321678449816249999312055");
Console.WriteLine("Shifting {0} right by:", number);
for (int ctr = 0; ctr <= 16; ctr++) {
BigInteger newNumber = BigInteger.Divide(number, BigInteger.Pow(2, ctr));
if (newNumber * ctr < 0)
newNumber--;

Console.WriteLine(" {0,2} bits: {1,35} {2,30}",
ctr, newNumber, newNumber.ToString("X"));
}
// The example displays the following output:
//      0 bits:       -9047321678449816249999312055       E2C43B1D0D6F07D2CC1FBB49
//      1 bits:       -4523660839224908124999656028       F1621D8E86B783E9660FDDA4
//      2 bits:       -2261830419612454062499828014        8B10EC7435BC1F4B307EED2
//      4 bits:        -565457604903113515624957004        E2C43B1D0D6F07D2CC1FBB4
//      5 bits:        -282728802451556757812478502        F1621D8E86B783E9660FDDA
//      6 bits:        -141364401225778378906239251         8B10EC7435BC1F4B307EED
//      8 bits:         -35341100306444594726559813         E2C43B1D0D6F07D2CC1FBB
//      9 bits:         -17670550153222297363279907         F1621D8E86B783E9660FDD
//     10 bits:          -8835275076611148681639954          8B10EC7435BC1F4B307EE
//     12 bits:          -2208818769152787170409989          E2C43B1D0D6F07D2CC1FB
//     13 bits:          -1104409384576393585204995          F1621D8E86B783E9660FD
//     14 bits:           -552204692288196792602498           8B10EC7435BC1F4B307E
//     16 bits:           -138051173072049198150625           E2C43B1D0D6F07D2CC1F
``````
``````Dim number As BigInteger = BigInteger.Parse("-9047321678449816249999312055")
Console.WriteLine("Shifting {0} right by:", number)
For ctr As Integer = 0 To 16
Dim newNumber As BigInteger = BigInteger.Divide(number, BigInteger.Pow(2, ctr))
If newNumber * ctr < 0 Then newNumber = newNumber - 1
Console.WriteLine(" {0,2} bits: {1,35} {2,30}",
ctr, newNumber, newNumber.ToString("X"))
Next
' The example displays the following output:
'      0 bits:       -9047321678449816249999312055       E2C43B1D0D6F07D2CC1FBB49
'      1 bits:       -4523660839224908124999656028       F1621D8E86B783E9660FDDA4
'      2 bits:       -2261830419612454062499828014        8B10EC7435BC1F4B307EED2
'      4 bits:        -565457604903113515624957004        E2C43B1D0D6F07D2CC1FBB4
'      5 bits:        -282728802451556757812478502        F1621D8E86B783E9660FDDA
'      6 bits:        -141364401225778378906239251         8B10EC7435BC1F4B307EED
'      8 bits:         -35341100306444594726559813         E2C43B1D0D6F07D2CC1FBB
'      9 bits:         -17670550153222297363279907         F1621D8E86B783E9660FDD
'     10 bits:          -8835275076611148681639954          8B10EC7435BC1F4B307EE
If `shift` is greater than or equal to the number of bits in a positive BigInteger value, the result of the right-shift operation is BigInteger.Zero. If `shift` is greater than the number of bits in a negative BigInteger value, the result of the right-shift operation is BigInteger.MinusOne.