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.NET Framework Class Library
SingleMaxValue Field

Represents the largest possible value of Single. This field is constant.

Namespace:   System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Public Const MaxValue As [%$TOPIC/fw72k6s0_en-us_VS_110_2_0_0_0_0%]
public const [%$TOPIC/fw72k6s0_en-us_VS_110_2_0_1_0_0%] MaxValue
literal [%$TOPIC/fw72k6s0_en-us_VS_110_2_0_2_0_0%] MaxValue
static val mutable MaxValue: [%$TOPIC/fw72k6s0_en-us_VS_110_2_0_3_0_0%]

The value of this constant is positive 3.402823e38.

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

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim result1 As Single = 1.867e38 + 2.385e38
      Console.WriteLine("{0} (Positive Infinity: {1})", 
                        result1, Single.IsPositiveInfinity(result1))

      Dim result2 As Single = 1.5935e25 * 7.948e20
      Console.WriteLine("{0} (Positive Infinity: {1})", 
                        result2, Single.IsPositiveInfinity(result2))
   End Sub 
End Module 
' The example displays the following output: 
'    Infinity (Positive Infinity: True) 
'    Infinity (Positive Infinity: True)
using System;

public class Example
   public static void Main()
      float result1 = 1.867e38f + 2.385e38f;
      Console.WriteLine("{0} (Positive Infinity: {1})", 
                        result1, Single.IsPositiveInfinity(result1));

      float result2 = 1.5935e25f * 7.948e20f;
      Console.WriteLine("{0} (Positive Infinity: {1})", 
                        result2, Single.IsPositiveInfinity(result2));
// The example displays the following output: 
//    Infinity (Positive Infinity: True) 
//    Infinity (Positive Infinity: True)

The following code example demonstrates the MaxValue constant.

If S > Single.MaxValue Then
    Console.WriteLine("Your number is larger than a Single.")
End If
if (s > Single.MaxValue)
    Console.WriteLine("Your number is larger than a Single.");
if ( s > Single::MaxValue )
   Console::WriteLine( "Your number is larger than a Single." );
Version Information

.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.