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Math.Min Method (Decimal, Decimal)

.NET Framework 2.0

Returns the smaller of two decimal numbers.

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

```public static decimal Min (
decimal val1,
decimal val2
)
```
```public static Decimal Min (
Decimal val1,
Decimal val2
)
```
```public static function Min (
val1 : decimal,
val2 : decimal
) : decimal
```

Parameters

val1

The first of two Decimal numbers to compare.

val2

The second of two Decimal numbers to compare.

Return Value

Parameter val1 or val2, whichever is smaller.
```// 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.
*/

```
```// This example demonstrates Math.Min()
import System.*;

class Sample
{
public static void main(String[] args)
{
String str = "{0}: The lesser of {1,3} and {2,3} is {3}.";
String nl = Environment.get_NewLine();

ubyte xByte1 = 1;
ubyte xByte2 = 51;
short xShort1 = -2;
short xShort2 = 52;
int xInt1 = -3;
int xInt2 = 53;
long xLong1 = -4;
long xLong2 = 54;
float xSingle1 = 5;
float xSingle2 = 55;
double xDouble1 = 6.0;
double xDouble2 = 56.0;
Decimal xDecimal1 = new Decimal(7);
Decimal xDecimal2 = new Decimal(57);

// The following types are not CLS-compliant.
byte xSbyte1 = 101;
byte xSbyte2 = 111;
int xUshort1 = 102;

//ToDo: Unsigned Integers not supported- converted to int
int xUshort2 = 112;

//ToDo: Unsigned Integers not supported- converted to int
int xUint1 = 103;

//ToDo: Unsigned Integers not supported- converted to int
int xUint2 = 113;

//ToDo: Unsigned Integers not supported- converted to int
long xUlong1 = 104;

//ToDo: Unsigned Integers not supported - converted to long
long xUlong2 = 114;

//ToDo: Unsigned Integers not supported - converted to long
Console.WriteLine("{0}Display the lesser of two values:{0}", nl);
Console.WriteLine(str,
new Object[] { "Byte   ", (SByte)xByte1, (SByte)xByte2,
(SByte)System.Math.Min(xByte1, xByte2) });
Console.WriteLine(str,
new Object[] { "Int16  ", (Int16)xShort1, (Int16)xShort2,
(Int16)System.Math.Min(xShort1, xShort2) });
Console.WriteLine(str,
new Object[] { "Int32  ", (Int32)xInt1, (Int32)xInt2,
(Int32)System.Math.Min(xInt1, xInt2) });
Console.WriteLine(str,
new Object[] { "Int64  ", (Int64)xLong1, (Int64)xLong2,
(Int64)System.Math.Min(xLong1, xLong2) });
Console.WriteLine(str,
new Object[] { "Single ", (System.Single)xSingle1,
(System.Single)xSingle2,
(System.Single)System.Math.Min(xSingle1, xSingle2) });
Console.WriteLine(str,
new Object[] { "Double ", (System.Double)xDouble1,
(System.Double)xDouble2,
(System.Double)System.Math.Min(xDouble1, xDouble2) });
Console.WriteLine(str,
new Object[] { "Decimal",
(System.Decimal)xDecimal1, (System.Decimal)xDecimal2,
(System.Decimal)System.Math.Min(xDecimal1, xDecimal2) });
//
Console.WriteLine("{0}The following types are not CLS-compliant:{0}", nl);
Console.WriteLine(str,
new Object[] { "SByte  ", (System.Byte)xSbyte1, (
System.Byte)xSbyte2,
(System.Byte)System.Math.Min(xSbyte1, xSbyte2) });
Console.WriteLine(str,
new Object[] { "UInt16 ", (UInt16)xUshort1, (UInt16)xUshort2,
(UInt16)System.Math.Min(xUshort1, xUshort2) });
Console.WriteLine(str,
new Object[] { "UInt32 ", (UInt32)xUint1, (UInt32)xUint2,
(UInt32)System.Math.Min(xUint1, xUint2) });
Console.WriteLine(str,
new Object[] { "UInt64 ", (UInt64)xUlong1, (UInt64)xUlong2,
(UInt64)System.Math.Min(xUlong1, xUlong2) });
} //main
} //Sample

/*
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.
*/

```

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0