DirectCompute 1byte data type... Is it exist?

Need to load into compute shader byte array and work with it per byte computation, but I couldn’t find 1 byte datatype!!! Help me, please!

ummm… byte?

convert to a float:

System.BitConverter.ToSingle()/MSDN(array) or System.Convert.ToSingle

And a post on 4 byte convert to float4 on the forums for nice shadows