# VB.Net - Bit Shift Operators

Assume that the variable A holds 60 and variable B holds 13, then −

Operator Description Example
And Bitwise AND Operator copies a bit to the result if it exists in both operands. (A AND B) will give 12, which is 0000 1100
Or Binary OR Operator copies a bit if it exists in either operand. (A Or B) will give 61, which is 0011 1101
Xor Binary XOR Operator copies the bit if it is set in one operand but not both. (A Xor B) will give 49, which is 0011 0001
Not Binary Ones Complement Operator is unary and has the effect of 'flipping' bits.(Not A ) will give -61, which is 1100 0011 in 2's complement form due to a signed binary number.
<< Binary Left Shift Operator. The left operand's value is moved left by the number of bits specified by the right operand. A << 2 will give 240, which is 1111 0000
>> Binary Right Shift Operator. The left operand's value is moved right by the number of bits specified by the right operand. A >> 2 will give 15, which is 0000 1111

Try the following example to understand all the bitwise operators available in VB.Net −

```Module BitwiseOp
Sub Main()
Dim a As Integer = 60       ' 60 = 0011 1100
Dim b As Integer = 13       ' 13 = 0000 1101
Dim c As Integer = 0
c = a And b       ' 12 = 0000 1100
Console.WriteLine("Line 1 - Value of c is {0}", c)
c = a Or b       ' 61 = 0011 1101

Console.WriteLine("Line 2 - Value of c is {0}", c)
c = a Xor b       ' 49 = 0011 0001

Console.WriteLine("Line 3 - Value of c is {0}", c)
c = Not a          ' -61 = 1100 0011

Console.WriteLine("Line 4 - Value of c is {0}", c)
c = a << 2     ' 240 = 1111 0000

Console.WriteLine("Line 5 - Value of c is {0}", c)
c = a >> 2    ' 15 = 0000 1111

Console.WriteLine("Line 6 - Value of c is {0}", c)
End Sub
End Module
```

When the above code is compiled and executed, it produces the following result −

```Line 1 - Value of c is 12
Line 2 - Value of c is 61
Line 3 - Value of c is 49
Line 4 - Value of c is -61
Line 5 - Value of c is 240
Line 6 - Value of c is 15
```
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