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Difference between byte and sbyte in C#
  • Last Updated : 26 May, 2020

In C#, a single byte is used to store 8-bits value. The byte and sbyte both are used for byte type of data.

byte : This Struct is used to represent 8-bit unsigned integers. The byte is an immutable value type and the range of Byte is from 0 to 255. 

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// C# program to demonstrate 
// the byte Struct Fields
  
using System;
using System.Text;
  
public class GFG{
      
    // Main Method
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
  
        // printing minimum & maximum values
        Console.WriteLine("Minimum value of byte: " + byte.MinValue);
        Console.WriteLine("Maximum value of byte: " + byte.MaxValue);
    }
}

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Output:

Minimum value of byte: 0
Maximum value of byte: 255

sbyte : This Struct is used to represent 8-bit signed integers. The sbyte represents integers with values ranging from -128 to +127.



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// C# program to demonstrate 
// the sbyte Struct Fields
  
using System;
using System.Text;
  
public class GFG{
      
    // Main Method
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
  
        // printing minimum & maximum values
        Console.WriteLine("Minimum value of sbyte: " + sbyte.MinValue);
        Console.WriteLine("Maximum value of sbyte: " + sbyte.MaxValue);
    }
}

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Output:

Minimum value of sbyte: -128
Maximum value of sbyte: 127

Differences between byte and sbyte in C#

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BYTE

SBYTE

1.

byte is used to represent 8-bit unsigned integers sbyte is used to represent 8-bit signed integers

2.

byte stands for unsigned byte. sbyte stands for unsigned byte.

3.

It can store positive bytes only. It can store negative and positive bytes.

4.

It takes 8-bits space in the memory. It also takes 8-bits space in the memory.

5.

The range of byte is from 0 to 255.  The sbyte ranges from -128 to 127

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 Syntax to declare the byte:

byte variable_name;

  Syntax to declare the sbyte:

sbyte variable_name;



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