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UInt64.MinValue Field

Represents the smallest possible value of UInt64. This field is constant.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public const ulong MinValue

The value of this constant is 0.

The following example uses the MinValue and MaxValue fields to verify that a Double value is within the range of the UInt64 type before it performs a type conversion. This prevents an OverflowException at run time.

double decimalValue = -1.5;
ulong integerValue; 

// Discard fractional portion of Double value 
double decimalInteger = Math.Floor(decimalValue);

if (decimalInteger <= ulong.MaxValue && 
    decimalInteger >= ulong.MinValue)
{    
   integerValue = (ulong) decimalValue;
   Console.WriteLine("Converted {0} to {1}.", decimalValue, integerValue);
}   
else
{
   ulong rangeLimit;
   string relationship;

   if (decimalInteger > ulong.MaxValue)
   {
      rangeLimit = ulong.MaxValue;
      relationship = "greater";
   }   
   else
   {
      rangeLimit = ulong.MinValue;
      relationship = "less";
   }       

   Console.WriteLine("Conversion failure: {0} is {1} than {2}.",  
                     decimalInteger, 
                     relationship, 
                     rangeLimit);
}       

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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