# Shifts a BigInteger value a specified number of bits to the left. : BigInteger « Data Types « C# / C Sharp

Shifts a BigInteger value a specified number of bits to the left.

```

using System;
using System.Numerics;

public class Example
{
public static void Main()
{
BigInteger number = BigInteger.Parse("-99999999999999999999999999999");
Console.WriteLine("Shifting {0} left by:", number);
for (int ctr = 0; ctr <= 16; ctr++)
{
BigInteger newNumber = number << ctr;
Console.WriteLine(" {0,2} bits: {1,35} {2,30}",
ctr, newNumber, newNumber.ToString("X"));
}
}
}

```

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