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# Decimal.Ceiling Method

.NET Framework 4

Returns the smallest integral value that is greater than or equal to the specified decimal number.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
```public static decimal Ceiling(
decimal d
)
```

#### Parameters

d
Type: System.Decimal
A decimal number.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
The smallest integral value that is greater than or equal to the d parameter. Note that this method returns a Decimal instead of an integral type.

The behavior of this method follows IEEE Standard 754, section 4. This kind of rounding is sometimes called rounding toward positive infinity.

The following example uses the Ceiling method to round an array of Decimal values.

```
using System;

public class Example
{
public static void Main()
{
decimal[] values = {12.6m, 12.1m, 9.5m, 8.16m, .1m, -.1m,  -1.1m,
-1.9m, -3.9m};
Console.WriteLine("{0,-8} {1,10} {2,10}\n",
"Value", "Ceiling", "Floor");
foreach (decimal value in values)
Console.WriteLine("{0,-8} {1,10} {2,10}", value,
Decimal.Ceiling(value), Decimal.Floor(value));

}
}
// The example displays the following output:
//       Value       Ceiling      Floor
//
//       12.6             13         12
//       12.1             13         12
//       9.5              10          9
//       8.16              9          8
//       0.1               1          0
//       -0.1              0         -1
//       -1.1             -1         -2
//       -1.9             -1         -2
//       -3.9             -3         -4

```

#### .NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

#### .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.