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Math.Abs Method (Double)

Returns the absolute value of a double-precision floating-point number.

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

Public Shared Function Abs ( _
	value As Double _
) As Double


Type: System.Double

A number that is greater than or equal to Double.MinValue, but less than or equal to Double.MaxValue.

Return Value

Type: System.Double
A double-precision floating-point number, x, such that 0 x Double.MaxValue.

The absolute value of a Double is its numeric value without its sign. For example, the absolute value of both 1.2e03 and -1.2e03 is 1.2e03.

If value is equal to NegativeInfinity or PositiveInfinity, the return value is PositiveInfinity. If value is equal to NaN, the return value is NaN.

The following example uses the Abs(Double) method to get the absolute value of a number of Double values.

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim doubles() As Double = { Double.MaxValue, 16.354e-17, 15.098123, 0, _
                                  -19.069713, -15.058e18, Double.MinValue }
      For Each value As Double In doubles
         Console.WriteLine("Abs({0}) = {1}", value, Math.Abs(value))
   End Sub 
End Module 
' The example displays the following output: 
'       Abs(1.79769313486232E+308) = 1.79769313486232E+308 
'       Abs(1.6354E-16) = 1.6354E-16 
'       Abs(15.098123) = 15.098123 
'       Abs(0) = 0 
'       Abs(-19.069713) = 19.069713 
'       Abs(-1.5058E+19) = 1.5058E+19 
'       Abs(-1.79769313486232E+308) = 1.79769313486232E+308

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 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

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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