Double.MaxValue Field

Represents the largest possible value of a Double. This field is constant.

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

public const double MaxValue

The value of this constant is positive 1.7976931348623157E+308.

The result of an operation that exceeds Double.MaxValue is Double.PositiveInfinity. In the following example, Double.PositiveInfinity results from addition, multiplication, and exponentiation operations when the result exceeds Double.MaxValue.

using System;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      double result1 = 7.997e307 + 9.985e307;
      Console.WriteLine("{0} (Positive Infinity: {1})", 
                        result1, Double.IsPositiveInfinity(result1));

      double result2 = 1.5935e250 * 7.948e110;
      Console.WriteLine("{0} (Positive Infinity: {1})", 
                        result2, Double.IsPositiveInfinity(result2));

      double result3 = Math.Pow(1.256e100, 1.34e20);
      Console.WriteLine("{0} (Positive Infinity: {1})", 
                        result3, Double.IsPositiveInfinity(result3));
   }
}
// The example displays the following output: 
//    Infinity (Positive Infinity: True) 
//    Infinity (Positive Infinity: True) 
//    Infinity (Positive Infinity: True)

The following code example illustrates the use of MaxValue:

	public class Temperature {
		public static double MinValue {
			get {
				return Double.MinValue;
			}
		}

		public static double MaxValue {
			get {
				return Double.MaxValue;
			}
		}

		// The value holder 
		protected double m_value;

		public double Value {
			get {
				return m_value;
			}
			set {
				m_value = value;
			}
		}

		public double Celsius {
			get {
				return (m_value-32.0)/1.8;
			}
			set {
				m_value = 1.8*value+32.0;
			}
		}
	}

.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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