BitConverter.IsLittleEndian BitConverter.IsLittleEndian BitConverter.IsLittleEndian BitConverter.IsLittleEndian Field

Definition

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

public: static initonly bool IsLittleEndian;
public static readonly bool IsLittleEndian;
 staticval mutable IsLittleEndian : bool
Public Shared ReadOnly IsLittleEndian As Boolean 

Field Value

Examples

The following code example illustrates the use of the IsLittleEndian field.

// Example of the BitConverter::IsLittleEndian field.
using namespace System;
int main()
{
   Console::WriteLine( "This example of the BitConverter::IsLittleEndian field "
   "generates \nthe following output when run on "
   "x86-class computers.\n" );
   Console::WriteLine( "IsLittleEndian:  {0}", BitConverter::IsLittleEndian );
}

/*
This example of the BitConverter::IsLittleEndian field generates
the following output when run on x86-class computers.

IsLittleEndian:  True
*/
// Example of the BitConverter.IsLittleEndian field.
using System;

class LittleEndDemo
{
    public static void Main( )
    {
        Console.WriteLine( 
            "This example of the BitConverter.IsLittleEndian field " +
            "generates \nthe following output when run on " +
            "x86-class computers.\n");
        Console.WriteLine( "IsLittleEndian:  {0}", 
            BitConverter.IsLittleEndian );
    }
}

/*
This example of the BitConverter.IsLittleEndian field generates
the following output when run on x86-class computers.

IsLittleEndian:  True
*/
' Example of the BitConverter.IsLittleEndian field.
Imports System
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Module LittleEndDemo
    Sub Main( )
        Console.WriteLine( _
            "This example of the BitConverter.IsLittleEndian " & _
            "field generates " & vbCrLf & "the following output " & _
            "when run on x86-class computers." & vbCrLf )
        Console.WriteLine( "IsLittleEndian:  {0}", _
            BitConverter.IsLittleEndian )
    End Sub 
End Module

' This example of the BitConverter.IsLittleEndian field generates
' the following output when run on x86-class computers.
'
' IsLittleEndian:  True

Remarks

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.

Note

You can convert from network byte order to the byte order of the host computer without retrieving the value of the BitConverter.IsLittleEndian field by passing a 16-bit, 32-bit, or 64 bit integer to the IPAddress.HostToNetworkOrder method.

Applies to