# Math.Abs Method (Decimal)

.NET Framework (current version)

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Returns the absolute value of a Decimal number.

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

## Syntax

```Public Shared Function Abs (
value As Decimal
) As Decimal
```

#### 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.

```Module Example
Public Sub Main()
Dim decimals() As Decimal = { Decimal.MaxValue, 12.45D, 0D, -19.69D, _
Decimal.MinValue }
For Each value As Decimal In decimals
Console.WriteLine("Abs({0}) = {1}", value, Math.Abs(value))
Next
End Sub
End Module
' 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

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1