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UInt64.MinValue Field

Represents the smallest possible value of UInt64. This field is constant.

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

public const ulong MinValue

The value of this constant is 0.

The following example uses the MinValue and MaxValue fields to verify that a Double value is within the range of the UInt64 type before it performs a type conversion. This prevents an OverflowException at run time.

double decimalValue = -1.5;
ulong integerValue; 

// Discard fractional portion of Double value 
double decimalInteger = Math.Floor(decimalValue);

if (decimalInteger <= ulong.MaxValue && 
    decimalInteger >= ulong.MinValue)
{    
   integerValue = (ulong) decimalValue;
   Console.WriteLine("Converted {0} to {1}.", decimalValue, integerValue);
}   
else
{
   ulong rangeLimit;
   string relationship;

   if (decimalInteger > ulong.MaxValue)
   {
      rangeLimit = ulong.MaxValue;
      relationship = "greater";
   }   
   else
   {
      rangeLimit = ulong.MinValue;
      relationship = "less";
   }       

   Console.WriteLine("Conversion failure: {0} is {1} than {2}.",  
                     decimalInteger, 
                     relationship, 
                     rangeLimit);
}       

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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