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Math.Min Method (Single, Single)

Returns the smaller of two single-precision floating-point numbers.

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

public static float Min(
	float val1,
	float val2
)

Parameters

val1
Type: System.Single
The first of two single-precision floating-point numbers to compare.
val2
Type: System.Single
The second of two single-precision floating-point numbers to compare.

Return Value

Type: System.Single
Parameter val1 or val2, whichever is smaller. If val1, val2, or both val1 and val2 are equal to NaN, NaN is returned.

The following example demonstrates how to use the Min method to return and display the smaller of two variables.


// This example demonstrates Math.Min()
using System;

class Sample 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
    string str = "{0}: The lesser of {1,3} and {2,3} is {3}.";
    string nl = Environment.NewLine;

    byte     xByte1    = 1,    xByte2    = 51;	
    short    xShort1   = -2,   xShort2   = 52;
    int      xInt1     = -3,   xInt2     = 53;
    long     xLong1    = -4,   xLong2    = 54;
    float    xSingle1  = 5.0f, xSingle2  = 55.0f;
    double   xDouble1  = 6.0,  xDouble2  = 56.0;
    Decimal  xDecimal1 = 7m,   xDecimal2 = 57m;

// The following types are not CLS-compliant.
    sbyte    xSbyte1   = 101, xSbyte2  = 111;
    ushort   xUshort1  = 102, xUshort2 = 112;
    uint     xUint1    = 103, xUint2   = 113;
    ulong    xUlong1   = 104, xUlong2  = 114;

    Console.WriteLine("{0}Display the lesser of two values:{0}", nl);
    Console.WriteLine(str, "Byte   ", xByte1, xByte2, Math.Min(xByte1, xByte2));
    Console.WriteLine(str, "Int16  ", xShort1, xShort2, Math.Min(xShort1, xShort2));
    Console.WriteLine(str, "Int32  ", xInt1, xInt2, Math.Min(xInt1, xInt2));
    Console.WriteLine(str, "Int64  ", xLong1, xLong2, Math.Min(xLong1, xLong2));
    Console.WriteLine(str, "Single ", xSingle1, xSingle2, Math.Min(xSingle1, xSingle2));
    Console.WriteLine(str, "Double ", xDouble1, xDouble2, Math.Min(xDouble1, xDouble2));
    Console.WriteLine(str, "Decimal", xDecimal1, xDecimal2, Math.Min(xDecimal1, xDecimal2));
//
    Console.WriteLine("{0}The following types are not CLS-compliant:{0}", nl);
    Console.WriteLine(str, "SByte  ", xSbyte1, xSbyte2, Math.Min(xSbyte1, xSbyte2));
    Console.WriteLine(str, "UInt16 ", xUshort1, xUshort2, Math.Min(xUshort1, xUshort2));
    Console.WriteLine(str, "UInt32 ", xUint1, xUint2, Math.Min(xUint1, xUint2));
    Console.WriteLine(str, "UInt64 ", xUlong1, xUlong2, Math.Min(xUlong1, xUlong2));
    }
}
/*
This example produces the following results:

Display the lesser of two values:

Byte   : The lesser of   1 and  51 is 1.
Int16  : The lesser of  -2 and  52 is -2.
Int32  : The lesser of  -3 and  53 is -3.
Int64  : The lesser of  -4 and  54 is -4.
Single : The lesser of   5 and  55 is 5.
Double : The lesser of   6 and  56 is 6.
Decimal: The lesser of   7 and  57 is 7.

The following types are not CLS-compliant:

SByte  : The lesser of 101 and 111 is 101.
UInt16 : The lesser of 102 and 112 is 102.
UInt32 : The lesser of 103 and 113 is 103.
UInt64 : The lesser of 104 and 114 is 104.
*/


.NET Framework

Supported in: 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

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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