# Left Shift Assignment Operator (<<=)

Left shifts the value of a variable by the number of bits specified in the value of an expression and assigns the result to the variable.

*result* **<<=** *expression*

#### Arguments

*result*
- Any variable.
*expression*
- Any expression.

#### Remarks

Using the **<<=** operator is exactly the same as specifying:

result = result << expression

The **<<=** operator shifts the bits of *result* left by the number of bits specified in *expression*. For example:

var temp
temp = 14
temp **<<=**

2

The variable *temp* has a value of 56 because 14 (00001110 in binary) shifted left two bits equals 56 (00111000 in binary). Bits are filled in with zeroes when shifting.

#### Requirements

Version 1

#### See Also

<< Operator | >> Operator | >>> Operator | Operator Precedence | Operator Summary