# Math.Abs Method (Int32)

.NET Framework 2.0

Returns the absolute value of a 32-bit signed integer.

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

## Syntax

```public:
static int Abs (
int value
)
```
```public static int Abs (
int value
)
```
```public static function Abs (
value : int
) : int
```

#### Parameters

value

A number in the range MinValue < valueMaxValue.

#### Return Value

A 32-bit signed integer, x, such that 0 x MaxValue.

## Exceptions

Exception typeCondition

OverflowException

value equals MinValue.

## Example

```// This example demonstrates Math.Abs()
using namespace System;
int main()
{
SByte sb1 = -16,sb2 = 16;
Int16 sh1 = -15,sh2 = 15;
Int32 in1 = -14,in2 = 14;
Int64 lg1 = -13,lg2 = 13;
Single fl1 = -12.0f,fl2 = 12.0f;
Double db1 = -11.1,db2 = 11.1;
Decimal de1 = Decimal::Parse( "-10.0" ),de2 = Decimal::Parse( "10.0" );
Console::WriteLine();
Console::WriteLine( "SByte:   1) {0,-5} 2) {1,-5}", Math::Abs( sb1 ), Math::Abs( sb2 ) );
Console::WriteLine( "Int16:   1) {0,-5} 2) {1,-5}", Math::Abs( sh1 ), Math::Abs( sh2 ) );
Console::WriteLine( "Int32:   1) {0,-5} 2) {1,-5}", Math::Abs( in1 ), Math::Abs( in2 ) );
Console::WriteLine( "Int64:   1) {0,-5} 2) {1,-5}", Math::Abs( lg1 ), Math::Abs( lg2 ) );
Console::WriteLine( "Single:  1) {0,-5} 2) {1,-5}", Math::Abs( fl1 ), Math::Abs( fl2 ) );
Console::WriteLine( "Double:  1) {0,-5} 2) {1,-5}", Math::Abs( db1 ), Math::Abs( db2 ) );
Console::WriteLine( "Decimal: 1) {0,-5} 2) {1,-5}", Math::Abs( de1 ), Math::Abs( de2 ) );
}

/*
This example produces the following results:

SByte:   1) 16    2) 16
Int16:   1) 15    2) 15
Int32:   1) 14    2) 14
Int64:   1) 13    2) 13
Single:  1) 12    2) 12
Double:  1) 11.1  2) 11.1
Decimal: 1) 10.0  2) 10.0
*/

```
```// This example demonstrates Math.Abs()
import System.*;

class Sample
{
public static void main(String[] args)
{
byte sb1 = -16;
byte sb2 = 16;
short sh1 = -15;
short sh2 = 15;
int in1 = -14;
int in2 = 14;
long lg1 = -13;
long lg2 = 13;
float fl1 = -12;
float fl2 = 12;
double db1 = -11.1;
double db2 = 11.1;
Decimal de1 = new Decimal(-10.0);
Decimal de2 = new Decimal(10.0);

Console.WriteLine();
Console.WriteLine("SByte:   1) {0,-5} 2) {1,-5}",
System.Convert.ToString(System.Math.Abs(sb1)),
System.Convert.ToString(System.Math.Abs(sb2)));
Console.WriteLine("Int16:   1) {0,-5} 2) {1,-5}",
System.Convert.ToString(System.Math.Abs(sh1)),
System.Convert.ToString(System.Math.Abs(sh2)));
Console.WriteLine("Int32:   1) {0,-5} 2) {1,-5}",
System.Convert.ToString(System.Math.Abs(in1)),
System.Convert.ToString(System.Math.Abs(in2)));
Console.WriteLine("Int64:   1) {0,-5} 2) {1,-5}",
System.Convert.ToString(System.Math.Abs(lg1)),
System.Convert.ToString(System.Math.Abs(lg2)));
Console.WriteLine("Single:  1) {0,-5} 2) {1,-5}",
System.Convert.ToString(System.Math.Abs(fl1)),
System.Convert.ToString(System.Math.Abs(fl2)));
Console.WriteLine("Double:  1) {0,-5} 2) {1,-5}",
System.Convert.ToString(System.Math.Abs(db1)),
System.Convert.ToString(System.Math.Abs(db2)));
Console.WriteLine("Decimal: 1) {0,-5} 2) {1,-5}",
System.Convert.ToString(System.Math.Abs(de1)),
System.Convert.ToString(System.Math.Abs(de2)));
} //main
} //Sample

/*
This example produces the following results:

SByte:   1) 16    2) 16
Int16:   1) 15    2) 15
Int32:   1) 14    2) 14
Int64:   1) 13    2) 13
Single:  1) 12    2) 12
Double:  1) 11.1  2) 11.1
Decimal: 1) 10    2) 10
*/

```

## Platforms

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

## Version Information

#### .NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

#### .NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0