Abs Method (Int16)

Math.Abs Method (Int16)


Returns the absolute value of a 16-bit signed integer.

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

public static short Abs(
	short value


Type: System.Int16

A number that is greater than Int16.MinValue, but less than or equal to Int16.MaxValue.

Return Value

Type: System.Int16

A 16-bit signed integer, x, such that 0 x Int16.MaxValue.

Exception Condition

value equals Int16.MinValue.

The absolute value of an Int16 is its numeric value without its sign. For example, the absolute value of both 123 and -123 is 123.

The following example uses the Abs(Int16) method to get the absolute value of a number of Int16 values.

using System;

public class Example
   public static void Main()
      short[] values = { Int16.MaxValue, 10328, 0, -1476, Int16.MinValue };
      foreach (short value in values)
         try {
            Console.WriteLine("Abs({0}) = {1}", value, Math.Abs(value));
         catch (OverflowException) {
            Console.WriteLine("Unable to calculate the absolute value of {0}.",
// The example displays the following output:
//       Abs(32767) = 32767
//       Abs(10328) = 10328
//       Abs(0) = 0
//       Abs(-1476) = 1476
//       Unable to calculate the absolute value of -32768.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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