In a programming language, operators are special symbols such as `+`

, `-`

, `^`

, etc., that perform some action on operands. The **Z.Expressions.Eval** library manages almost all C# operators and it also respects the C# precedence rules of operators.

- Operators allow the processing of primitive data types, and objects.
- They take as an input one or more operands and return some value as a result.

For example, operators are the signs for adding, subtracting, multiplication, and division like `+`

, `-`

, `*`

, `/`

, and the operations they perform on the integers and the real numbers.

Below is a list of the different types of operators which are most commonly used.

Type | Operators |
---|---|

Arithmetic | `-` , `+` , `*` , `/` , `%` |

Logical | `&&` , `||` , `!` , `^` |

Bitwise | `&` , `|` , `^` , `~` , `<<` , `>>` |

Comparison | `==` ,`!=` , `>` , `<` , `>=` , `<=` |

Assignment | `=` , `+=` , `-=` , `*=` , `/=` , `%=` , `&=` , `\|=` , `^=` , `<<=` , `>>=` |

String Concatenation | `+` |

Type Conversion | `(type)` , `is` , `typeof` , `sizeof` |

Others | `.` , `new` , `()` , `[]` , `?:` , `??` , `??=` |

In C#, the arithmetical operators are `+`

, `-`

, `*`

, etc., and they perform mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, and multiplication respectively on numerical values, and the result is also a numerical value.

Here are some examples of arithmetic operators and their effects.

```
public static void Example1()
{
List<string> expressions = new List<string>()
{
"a + b",
"a - b",
"a * b",
"a / b",
"a % b",
};
foreach (var expression in expressions)
{
var result = Eval.Execute<int>(expression, new { a = 10, b = 5 });
Console.WriteLine("{0}: {1}", expression, result);
}
}
```

Let's run the above code and you will see the following output.

```
a + b: 16
a - b: 4
a * b: 60
a / b: 1
a % b: 4
```

Logical operators or you can say Boolean operators take Boolean values and return a Boolean result (`true`

or `false`

).

The following table contains the logical operators in C# and the operations that they perform.

A | B | A && B | A || B | A ^ B |
---|---|---|---|---|

true | true | true | true | false |

true | false | false | true | true |

false | true | false | true | true |

false | false | false | false | false |

Let's consider the following simple examples of logical operators.

```
public static void Example2()
{
List<string> expressions = new List<string>()
{
"a && b",
"a || b",
"a ^ b",
"!b",
"true || b",
"(5 > 7) ^ (a == b)"
};
foreach (var expression in expressions)
{
var result = Eval.Execute<bool>(expression, new { a = true, b = false });
Console.WriteLine("{0}: {1}", expression, result);
}
}
```

Comparison operators are used to comparing two or more operands. C# supports the following comparison operators.

- greater than (>)
- less than (<)
- greater than or equal to (>=)
- less than or equal to (<=)
- equality (==)
- difference (!=)

The following example shows the usage of comparison operators.

```
public static void Example3()
{
List<string> expressions = new List<string>()
{
"a > b",
"a < b",
"a == b",
"a != b",
"a >= b",
"a <= b"
};
foreach (var expression in expressions)
{
var result = Eval.Execute<bool>(expression, new { a = 10, b = 6 });
Console.WriteLine("{0}: {1}", expression, result);
}
}
```