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# Math.Abs Method (Decimal)

Visual Studio 2010

Returns the absolute value of a Decimal number.

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

## Syntax

```public static decimal Abs(
decimal value
)
```

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.Decimal
A number that is greater than or equal to Decimal.MinValue, but less than or equal to Decimal.MaxValue.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
A decimal number, x, such that 0 x Decimal.MaxValue.

## Remarks

The absolute value of a Decimal is its numeric value without its sign. For example, the absolute value of both 1.2 and -1.2 is 1.2.

## Examples

The following example uses the Abs(Decimal) method to get the absolute value of a number of Decimal values.

```
decimal[] decimals = { Decimal.MaxValue, 12.45M, 0M, -19.69M,
Decimal.MinValue };
foreach (decimal value in decimals)
Console.WriteLine("Abs({0}) = {1}", value, Math.Abs(value));

// The example displays the following output:
//       Abs(79228162514264337593543950335) = 79228162514264337593543950335
//       Abs(12.45) = 12.45
//       Abs(0) = 0
//       Abs(-19.69) = 19.69
//       Abs(-79228162514264337593543950335) = 79228162514264337593543950335

```

## Version Information

#### .NET Framework

Supported in: 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

## Platforms

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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