What is Boolean Logical Operator?
A Boolean logical operator in the context of the C # programming language is an operator used to describe a Boolean logic for two boolean expressions.
Boolean logical operators return Boolean results (true or false) and take Boolean values as operands. During Boolean logic, the expression on the left is evaluated, followed by the expression on the right. The two expressions are finally evaluated between them in the context of the Boolean logical operator. The return value is of the Boolean type and is based on the operator type used.
Boolean logical operators can be used to test or adjust the value of a Boolean variable. The result of the expression using these operators can be used in conditional statements to control the program flow through the code.
Boolean logical operators take precedence in the following order:
Logical AND (&)
Logical XOR (^)
Logical OR (|)
It is important to understand the difference between the & and && operators when they are used in an expression in which two conditions must be evaluated. While the operand & always executes both conditions, && does not execute the second if the first fails. The || Operator works similarly to && in that the conditions after the first are skipped if the first condition is met. Therefore && and || apply (called conditional logical operators) are called short circuit operators.
The ^ operator works similarly to |. The | and || Operators (and & & & & operators) are not interchangeable as they work differently.