Math.Abs Method (Decimal)

Updated: September 2010

Returns the absolute value of a Decimal number.

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

public static decimal Abs(
	decimal 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, x, such that 0 x Decimal.MaxValue.

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.

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

decimal[] decimals = { Decimal.MaxValue, 12.45M, 0M, -19.69M, 
                       Decimal.MinValue };
foreach (decimal value in decimals)
   outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Abs({0}) = {1}", value, Math.Abs(value)) + "\n";

// 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


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

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




September 2010

Added a definition of absolute value.

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