# Or

### From Xojo Documentation

Operator

Used to perform a logical Or comparison between two Boolean expressions or a bitwise Or comparison between two integers.

## Usage

result = expression1 Or expression2

Part Type Description
result Boolean or Integer A Boolean value if expression1 and expression2 are boolean and an integer if expression1 and expression2 are integers.
expression1 Boolean or Integer Any valid Boolean or integer expression. Expression1 and expression2 must be of the same data type.
expression2 Boolean or Integer Any valid Boolean or integer expression. Expression1 and expression2 must be of the same data type.

## Notes

The Or operator is overloaded. If it is passed two booleans, it performs a logical Or and returns a boolean. If it is passed two integers, it performs a bitwise Or operation on the integers and returns an integer. In this case, it is equivalent to calling the BitOr method of the Bitwise class.

In the first instance, if either boolean expression evaluates to True, then result is True. If both expressions evaluate to False then result is False. The truth table for logical operators is shown below.

Expression1 Expression2 Or And Xor
True True True True False
True False True False True
False True True False True
False False False False False

If you pass two integers, Or returns an integer that is the result of comparing each bit of the two integers passed and assigning 1 to the bit position in the integer returned if either of the bits in the same position in the integers passed are 1. Otherwise, 0 is assigned to the bit position.

The following table shows the results for bitwise operators:

Integer1 Integer2 Or And Xor
0 0 0 0 0
0 1 1 0 1
1 0 1 0 1
1 1 1 1 0

## Sample Code

This example uses the Or operator to perform logical comparisons

Dim a As Boolean
Dim b As Boolean
Dim c As Boolean
Dim d As Boolean
a = True
b = False
d = a Or b // d = True
d = b Or c // d = False

Using Or with Integer values:

Dim i1 As Integer = 4
Dim i2 As Integer = 5

Dim result As Integer
result = i1 Or i2 // result = 5