# Math.Abs Method (Int16)

.NET Framework (current version)

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

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

## Syntax

```public static short Abs(
short value
)
```

#### Parameters

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.

## Exceptions

Exception Condition
OverflowException

value equals Int16.MinValue.

## Remarks

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.

## Examples

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}.",
value);
}
}
}
}
// 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.
```

## 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