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# BigInteger.Pow Method

.NET Framework 4.5

Raises a BigInteger value to the power of a specified value.

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

## Syntax

```public static BigInteger Pow(
BigInteger value,
int exponent
)
```

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger

The number to raise to the exponent power.

exponent
Type: System.Int32

The exponent to raise value by.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger
The result of raising value to the exponent power.

## Exceptions

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The value of the exponent parameter is negative.

## Remarks

The Pow method returns 1 if the value of the exponent parameter is 0, or if the values of both the value and exponent parameters are 0. If exponent is 1, the Pow method returns value. If value is negative, the method returns a negative result.

This method corresponds to the Math.Pow method for primitive numeric types.

## Examples

The following example illustrates exponentiation using a BigInteger value and an exponent whose value ranges from 0 to 10.

```BigInteger numericBase = 3040506;
for (int ctr = 0; ctr <= 10; ctr++)
{
Console.WriteLine(BigInteger.Pow(numericBase, ctr));
}
//
// The example produces the following output to the console:
//
// 1
// 3040506
// 9244676736036
// 28108495083977874216
// 85464047953805230420993296
// 259853950587832525926412642447776
// 790087495886008322074413197838317614656
// 2402265771766383619317185774506591737267255936
// 7304103492650319992835619250501939216711515276943616
// 22208170494024253840136657344866649200046662468638726109696
// 67524075636103707946458547477011116092637077515870858568887346176     //
```

## Version Information

#### .NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4

Supported in: 4

#### 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

## Platforms

Windows Phone 8.1, 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.