Operator Shr (Shift right)


Shifts the bits of a numeric expression to the right

Syntax:
Usage:
result = lhs Shr rhs

Parameters:
lhs
The left-hand side expression.
rhs
The right-hand side shift expression.

Return Value:
Returns the result of lhs being shifted right rhs number of times.

Description:
Operator Shr (Shift right) shifts all of the bits in the left-hand side expression (lhs) right a number of times specified by the right-hand side expression (rhs). Numerically, the result is the same as "Int(lhs / 2 ^ rhs)". For example, "&b0101 Shr 1" returns the binary number &b010, and "5 Shr 1" returns 2.

If the left-hand side expression is signed and negative, the sign bit is copied in the newly created bits on the left after the shift. For example, "-5 Shr 2" returns -2.

Neither of the operands are modified in any way.

The results of this operation are undefined for values of rhs less than zero, or greater than or equal to the number of bits in the result's data type.

This operator can be overloaded for user-defined types.

Examples:
'Halve a number
For i As Integer = 0 To 10
   
    Print 1000 Shr i, Bin(1000 Shr i, 16)
   
Next i

Output:
 1000         0000001111101000
 500          0000000111110100
 250          0000000011111010
 125          0000000001111101
 62           0000000000111110
 31           0000000000011111
 15           0000000000001111
 7            0000000000000111
 3            0000000000000011
 1            0000000000000001
 0            0000000000000000


Dialect Differences:
Differences from QB:
See also:
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