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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
)

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.

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

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}.",
                              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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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