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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 initonly 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 namespace System;
int main()
{
   String^ numberFmt = "{0,-25}{1,45:N0}";
   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", Convert::ToDecimal( 100000000000000 ) / 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
*/

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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