# Enumerable.Min Method (IEnumerable(Of Decimal))

.NET Framework (current version)

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Returns the minimum value in a sequence of Decimal values.

Namespace:   System.Linq
Assembly:  System.Core (in System.Core.dll)

## Syntax

```<ExtensionAttribute>
Public Shared Function Min (
source As IEnumerable(Of Decimal)
) As Decimal
```

#### Parameters

source
Type:

A sequence of Decimal values to determine the minimum value of.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Decimal

The minimum value in the sequence.

## Exceptions

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

source is null.

InvalidOperationException

source contains no elements.

## Remarks

The Min(IEnumerable(Of Decimal)) method uses the Decimal implementation of IComparable(Of T) to compare values.

In Visual Basic query expression syntax, an Aggregate Into Min() clause translates to an invocation of Min.

## Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use Min(IEnumerable(Of Double)) to determine the minimum value in a sequence.

Note

This code example uses an overload of this overloaded method that is different from the specific overload that this topic describes. To extend the example to this topic, substitute the elements of the source sequence with elements of the appropriate numerical type.

```' Create an array of double values.
Dim doubles() As Double = {1.5E+104, 9.0E+103, -2.0E+103}

' Determine the smallest number in the array.
Dim min As Double = doubles.Min()

' Display the result.
MsgBox("The smallest number is " & min)

' This code produces the following output:
'
' The smallest number is -2E+103

```

## Version Information

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
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