# Math.Min Method (Single, Single)

Silverlight

Returns the smaller of two single-precision floating-point numbers.

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

## Syntax

```public static float Min(
float val1,
float val2
)
```

#### Parameters

val1
Type: System.Single
The first of two single-precision floating-point numbers to compare.
val2
Type: System.Single
The second of two single-precision floating-point numbers to compare.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Single
Parameter val1 or val2, whichever is smaller. If val1, val2, or both val1 and val2 are equal to NaN, NaN is returned.

## Examples

The following example demonstrates how to use the Min method to return and display the smaller of two Single variables.

```
// This example demonstrates Math.Min()
using System;

class Example
{
public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
{
string str = "{0}: The lesser of {1,3} and {2,3} is {3}.";
string nl = Environment.NewLine;

byte xByte1 = 1, xByte2 = 51;
short xShort1 = -2, xShort2 = 52;
int xInt1 = -3, xInt2 = 53;
long xLong1 = -4, xLong2 = 54;
float xSingle1 = 5.0f, xSingle2 = 55.0f;
double xDouble1 = 6.0, xDouble2 = 56.0;
Decimal xDecimal1 = 7m, xDecimal2 = 57m;

// The following types are not CLS-compliant.
sbyte xSbyte1 = 101, xSbyte2 = 111;
ushort xUshort1 = 102, xUshort2 = 112;
uint xUint1 = 103, xUint2 = 113;
ulong xUlong1 = 104, xUlong2 = 114;

outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0}Display the lesser of two values:{0}", nl) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Byte   ", xByte1, xByte2, Math.Min(xByte1, xByte2)) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Int16  ", xShort1, xShort2, Math.Min(xShort1, xShort2)) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Int32  ", xInt1, xInt2, Math.Min(xInt1, xInt2)) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Int64  ", xLong1, xLong2, Math.Min(xLong1, xLong2)) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Single ", xSingle1, xSingle2, Math.Min(xSingle1, xSingle2)) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Double ", xDouble1, xDouble2, Math.Min(xDouble1, xDouble2)) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Decimal", xDecimal1, xDecimal2, Math.Min(xDecimal1, xDecimal2)) + "\n";
//
outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0}The following types are not CLS-compliant:{0}", nl) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "SByte  ", xSbyte1, xSbyte2, Math.Min(xSbyte1, xSbyte2)) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "UInt16 ", xUshort1, xUshort2, Math.Min(xUshort1, xUshort2)) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "UInt32 ", xUint1, xUint2, Math.Min(xUint1, xUint2)) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "UInt64 ", xUlong1, xUlong2, Math.Min(xUlong1, xUlong2)) + "\n";
}
}
/*
This example produces the following results:

Display the lesser of two values:

Byte   : The lesser of   1 and  51 is 1.
Int16  : The lesser of  -2 and  52 is -2.
Int32  : The lesser of  -3 and  53 is -3.
Int64  : The lesser of  -4 and  54 is -4.
Single : The lesser of   5 and  55 is 5.
Double : The lesser of   6 and  56 is 6.
Decimal: The lesser of   7 and  57 is 7.

The following types are not CLS-compliant:

SByte  : The lesser of 101 and 111 is 101.
UInt16 : The lesser of 102 and 112 is 102.
UInt32 : The lesser of 103 and 113 is 103.
UInt64 : The lesser of 104 and 114 is 104.
*/

```

## Version Information

#### Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

#### Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

#### XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

## Platforms

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.