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Decimal.MinValue Field

Represents the smallest possible value of Decimal. This field is constant and read-only.

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

public static readonly decimal MinValue

The value of this constant is negative 79,228,162,514,264,337,593,543,950,335.

The following code example illustrates the use of the MinValue field.

// Example of the Decimal fields. 
using System;

class DecimalFieldsDemo
{
    public static void Main( )
    {
        const string numberFmt = "{0,-25}{1,45:N0}";
        const string exprFmt = "{0,-55}{1,15}";

        Console.WriteLine( 
            "This example of the fields of the Decimal structure " +
            "\ngenerates the following output.\n" );
        Console.WriteLine( numberFmt, "Field or Expression", "Value" );
        Console.WriteLine( numberFmt, "-------------------", "-----" );

        // Display the values of the Decimal fields.
        Console.WriteLine( numberFmt, "Decimal.MaxValue", 
            Decimal.MaxValue );
        Console.WriteLine( numberFmt, "Decimal.MinValue", 
            Decimal.MinValue );
        Console.WriteLine( numberFmt, "Decimal.MinusOne", 
            Decimal.MinusOne );
        Console.WriteLine( numberFmt, "Decimal.One", Decimal.One );
        Console.WriteLine( numberFmt, "Decimal.Zero", Decimal.Zero );
        Console.WriteLine( );

        // Display the values of expressions of the Decimal fields.
        Console.WriteLine( exprFmt, 
            "( Decimal.MinusOne + Decimal.One ) == Decimal.Zero", 
            (Decimal.MinusOne + Decimal.One ) == Decimal.Zero );
        Console.WriteLine( exprFmt, 
            "Decimal.MaxValue + Decimal.MinValue", 
            Decimal.MaxValue + Decimal.MinValue );
        Console.WriteLine( exprFmt, 
            "Decimal.MinValue / Decimal.MaxValue", 
            Decimal.MinValue / Decimal.MaxValue );
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,-40}{1,30}", 
            "100000000000000M / Decimal.MaxValue", 
            100000000000000M / Decimal.MaxValue );
    }
}

/*
This example of the fields of the Decimal structure
generates the following output.

Field or Expression                                              Value
-------------------                                              -----
Decimal.MaxValue                79,228,162,514,264,337,593,543,950,335
Decimal.MinValue               -79,228,162,514,264,337,593,543,950,335
Decimal.MinusOne                                                    -1
Decimal.One                                                          1
Decimal.Zero                                                         0

( Decimal.MinusOne + Decimal.One ) == Decimal.Zero                True
Decimal.MaxValue + Decimal.MinValue                                  0
Decimal.MinValue / Decimal.MaxValue                                 -1
100000000000000M / Decimal.MaxValue     0.0000000000000012621774483536
*/

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: 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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