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Math.Min Method (Decimal, Decimal)

Returns the smaller of two decimal numbers.

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

public static decimal Min(
	decimal val1,
	decimal val2
)

Parameters

val1
Type: System.Decimal
The first of two Decimal numbers to compare.
val2
Type: System.Decimal
The second of two Decimal numbers to compare.

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
Parameter val1 or val2, whichever is smaller.

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


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

class Example
{
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      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;

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


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

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