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Math.Max Method (Single, Single)

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

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public static float Max(
	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 larger. If val1, or 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 Single variables.


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

class Example
{
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      string str = "{0}: The greater 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 greater of two values:{0}", nl) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Byte   ", xByte1, xByte2, Math.Max(xByte1, xByte2)) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Int16  ", xShort1, xShort2, Math.Max(xShort1, xShort2)) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Int32  ", xInt1, xInt2, Math.Max(xInt1, xInt2)) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Int64  ", xLong1, xLong2, Math.Max(xLong1, xLong2)) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Single ", xSingle1, xSingle2, Math.Max(xSingle1, xSingle2)) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Double ", xDouble1, xDouble2, Math.Max(xDouble1, xDouble2)) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Decimal", xDecimal1, xDecimal2, Math.Max(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.Max(xSbyte1, xSbyte2)) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "UInt16 ", xUshort1, xUshort2, Math.Max(xUshort1, xUshort2)) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "UInt32 ", xUint1, xUint2, Math.Max(xUint1, xUint2)) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "UInt64 ", xUlong1, xUlong2, Math.Max(xUlong1, xUlong2)) + "\n";
   }
}
/*
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.
*/


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

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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