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Math.Max Method (Double, Double)

Returns the larger of two double-precision floating-point numbers.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Function Max ( _
	val1 As Double, _
	val2 As Double _
) As Double

Parameters

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

Return Value

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

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


' This example demonstrates Math.Max()
Class Sample
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim str As String = "{0}: The greater of {1,3} and {2,3} is {3}."
      Dim nl As String = Environment.NewLine

      Dim xByte1 As Byte = 1
      Dim xByte2 As Byte = 51
      Dim xShort1 As Short = - 2
      Dim xShort2 As Short = 52
      Dim xInt1 As Integer = - 3
      Dim xInt2 As Integer = 53
      Dim xLong1 As Long = - 4
      Dim xLong2 As Long = 54
      Dim xSingle1 As Single = 5F
      Dim xSingle2 As Single = 55F
      Dim xDouble1 As Double = 6.0
      Dim xDouble2 As Double = 56.0
      Dim xDecimal1 As [Decimal] = 7D
      Dim xDecimal2 As [Decimal] = 57D

      ' The following types are not CLS-compliant.
      Dim xSByte1 As SByte = 101
      Dim xSByte2 As SByte = 111
      Dim xUShort1 As UShort = 102
      Dim xUShort2 As UShort = 112
      Dim xUint1 As UInteger = 103
      Dim xUint2 As UInteger = 113
      Dim xUlong1 As ULong = 104
      Dim xUlong2 As ULong = 114

      Console.WriteLine("{0}Display the greater of two values:{0}", nl)
      Console.WriteLine(str, "Byte   ", xByte1, xByte2, Math.Max(xByte1, xByte2))
      Console.WriteLine(str, "Int16  ", xShort1, xShort2, Math.Max(xShort1, xShort2))
      Console.WriteLine(str, "Int32  ", xInt1, xInt2, Math.Max(xInt1, xInt2))
      Console.WriteLine(str, "Int64  ", xLong1, xLong2, Math.Max(xLong1, xLong2))
      Console.WriteLine(str, "Single ", xSingle1, xSingle2, Math.Max(xSingle1, xSingle2))
      Console.WriteLine(str, "Double ", xDouble1, xDouble2, Math.Max(xDouble1, xDouble2))
      Console.WriteLine(str, "Decimal", xDecimal1, xDecimal2, Math.Max(xDecimal1, xDecimal2))
      '
      Console.WriteLine("{0}(The following types are not CLS-compliant.){0}", nl)
      Console.WriteLine(str, "SByte  ", xSByte1, xSByte2, Math.Max(xSByte1, xSByte2))
      Console.WriteLine(str, "UInt16 ", xUShort1, xUShort2, Math.Max(xUShort1, xUShort2))
      Console.WriteLine(str, "UInt32 ", xUint1, xUint2, Math.Max(xUint1, xUint2))
      Console.WriteLine(str, "UInt64 ", xUlong1, xUlong2, Math.Max(xUlong1, xUlong2))
   End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Sample
'
'This example produces the following results:
'
'Display the greater of two values:
'
'Byte   : The greater of   1 and  51 is 51.
'Int16  : The greater of  -2 and  52 is 52.
'Int32  : The greater of  -3 and  53 is 53.
'Int64  : The greater of  -4 and  54 is 54.
'Single : The greater of   5 and  55 is 55.
'Double : The greater of   6 and  56 is 56.
'Decimal: The greater of   7 and  57 is 57.
'
' (The following types are not CLS-compliant.)
' 
' SByte  : The greater of 101 and 111 is 111.
' UInt16 : The greater of 102 and 112 is 112.
' UInt32 : The greater of 103 and 113 is 113.
' UInt64 : The greater of 104 and 114 is 114.


.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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