Math.Min Method (Int32, Int32)

Returns the smaller of two 32-bit signed integers.

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

public:
static int Min (
	int val1, 
	int val2
)
public static int Min (
	int val1, 
	int val2
)
public static function Min (
	val1 : int, 
	val2 : int
) : int
Not applicable.

Parameters

val1

The first of two 32-bit signed integers to compare.

val2

The second of two 32-bit signed integers to compare.

Return Value

Parameter val1 or val2, whichever is smaller.

The following example demonstrates how to use the Min method to return and display the smaller of two Int32 variables.

// This example demonstrates Math.Min()
using namespace System;
int main()
{
   String^ str = "{0}: The lesser of {1,3} and {2,3} is {3}.";
   String^ nl = Environment::NewLine;
   Byte xByte1 = 1,xByte2 = 51;
   short xShort1 = -2,xShort2 = 52;
   int xInt1 = -3,xInt2 = 53;
   long xLong1 = -4,xLong2 = 54;
   float xSingle1 = 5.0f,xSingle2 = 55.0f;
   double xDouble1 = 6.0,xDouble2 = 56.0;
   Decimal xDecimal1 = 7,xDecimal2 = 57;
   
   // The following types are not CLS-compliant.
   SByte xSbyte1 = 101,xSbyte2 = 111;
   UInt16 xUshort1 = 102,xUshort2 = 112;
   UInt32 xUint1 = 103,xUint2 = 113;
   UInt64 xUlong1 = 104,xUlong2 = 114;
   Console::WriteLine( "{0}Display the lesser of two values:{0}", nl );
   Console::WriteLine( str, "Byte   ", xByte1, xByte2, Math::Min( xByte1, xByte2 ) );
   Console::WriteLine( str, "Int16  ", xShort1, xShort2, Math::Min( xShort1, xShort2 ) );
   Console::WriteLine( str, "Int32  ", xInt1, xInt2, Math::Min( xInt1, xInt2 ) );
   Console::WriteLine( str, "Int64  ", xLong1, xLong2, Math::Min( xLong1, xLong2 ) );
   Console::WriteLine( str, "Single ", xSingle1, xSingle2, Math::Min( xSingle1, xSingle2 ) );
   Console::WriteLine( str, "Double ", xDouble1, xDouble2, Math::Min( xDouble1, xDouble2 ) );
   Console::WriteLine( str, "Decimal", xDecimal1, xDecimal2, Math::Min( xDecimal1, xDecimal2 ) );
   
   //
   Console::WriteLine( "{0}The following types are not CLS-compliant:{0}", nl );
   Console::WriteLine( str, "SByte  ", xSbyte1, xSbyte2, Math::Min( xSbyte1, xSbyte2 ) );
   Console::WriteLine( str, "UInt16 ", xUshort1, xUshort2, Math::Min( xUshort1, xUshort2 ) );
   Console::WriteLine( str, "UInt32 ", xUint1, xUint2, Math::Min( xUint1, xUint2 ) );
   Console::WriteLine( str, "UInt64 ", xUlong1, xUlong2, Math::Min( xUlong1, xUlong2 ) );
}

/*
This example produces the following results:

Display the lesser of two values:

Byte   : The lesser of   1 and  51 is 1.
Int16  : The lesser of  -2 and  52 is -2.
Int32  : The lesser of  -3 and  53 is -3.
Int64  : The lesser of  -4 and  54 is -4.
Single : The lesser of   5 and  55 is 5.
Double : The lesser of   6 and  56 is 6.
Decimal: The lesser of   7 and  57 is 7.

The following types are not CLS-compliant:

SByte  : The lesser of 101 and 111 is 101.
UInt16 : The lesser of 102 and 112 is 102.
UInt32 : The lesser of 103 and 113 is 103.
UInt64 : The lesser of 104 and 114 is 104.
*/

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

class Sample
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        String str = "{0}: The lesser of {1,3} and {2,3} is {3}.";
        String nl = Environment.get_NewLine();

        ubyte xByte1 = 1;
        ubyte xByte2 = 51;
        short xShort1 = -2;
        short xShort2 = 52;
        int xInt1 = -3;
        int xInt2 = 53;
        long xLong1 = -4;
        long xLong2 = 54;
        float xSingle1 = 5;
        float xSingle2 = 55;
        double xDouble1 = 6.0;
        double xDouble2 = 56.0;
        Decimal xDecimal1 = new Decimal(7);
        Decimal xDecimal2 = new Decimal(57);

        // The following types are not CLS-compliant.
        byte xSbyte1 = 101;
        byte xSbyte2 = 111;
        int xUshort1 = 102;

        //ToDo: Unsigned Integers not supported- converted to int
        int xUshort2 = 112;

        //ToDo: Unsigned Integers not supported- converted to int
        int xUint1 = 103;

        //ToDo: Unsigned Integers not supported- converted to int
        int xUint2 = 113;

        //ToDo: Unsigned Integers not supported- converted to int
        long xUlong1 = 104;

        //ToDo: Unsigned Integers not supported - converted to long
        long xUlong2 = 114;

        //ToDo: Unsigned Integers not supported - converted to long
        Console.WriteLine("{0}Display the lesser of two values:{0}", nl);
        Console.WriteLine(str, 
            new Object[] { "Byte   ", (SByte)xByte1, (SByte)xByte2, 
            (SByte)System.Math.Min(xByte1, xByte2) });
        Console.WriteLine(str, 
            new Object[] { "Int16  ", (Int16)xShort1, (Int16)xShort2, 
            (Int16)System.Math.Min(xShort1, xShort2) });
        Console.WriteLine(str, 
            new Object[] { "Int32  ", (Int32)xInt1, (Int32)xInt2, 
            (Int32)System.Math.Min(xInt1, xInt2) });
        Console.WriteLine(str, 
            new Object[] { "Int64  ", (Int64)xLong1, (Int64)xLong2, 
            (Int64)System.Math.Min(xLong1, xLong2) });
        Console.WriteLine(str, 
            new Object[] { "Single ", (System.Single)xSingle1, 
            (System.Single)xSingle2, 
            (System.Single)System.Math.Min(xSingle1, xSingle2) });
        Console.WriteLine(str, 
            new Object[] { "Double ", (System.Double)xDouble1, 
            (System.Double)xDouble2, 
            (System.Double)System.Math.Min(xDouble1, xDouble2) });
        Console.WriteLine(str, 
            new Object[] { "Decimal", 
            (System.Decimal)xDecimal1, (System.Decimal)xDecimal2, 
            (System.Decimal)System.Math.Min(xDecimal1, xDecimal2) });
        //
        Console.WriteLine("{0}The following types are not CLS-compliant:{0}", nl);
        Console.WriteLine(str, 
            new Object[] { "SByte  ", (System.Byte)xSbyte1, (
            System.Byte)xSbyte2, 
            (System.Byte)System.Math.Min(xSbyte1, xSbyte2) });
        Console.WriteLine(str, 
            new Object[] { "UInt16 ", (UInt16)xUshort1, (UInt16)xUshort2, 
            (UInt16)System.Math.Min(xUshort1, xUshort2) });
        Console.WriteLine(str, 
            new Object[] { "UInt32 ", (UInt32)xUint1, (UInt32)xUint2, 
            (UInt32)System.Math.Min(xUint1, xUint2) });
        Console.WriteLine(str, 
            new Object[] { "UInt64 ", (UInt64)xUlong1, (UInt64)xUlong2, 
            (UInt64)System.Math.Min(xUlong1, xUlong2) });
    } //main
} //Sample

/*
This example produces the following results:

Display the lesser of two values:

Byte   : The lesser of   1 and  51 is 1.
Int16  : The lesser of  -2 and  52 is -2.
Int32  : The lesser of  -3 and  53 is -3.
Int64  : The lesser of  -4 and  54 is -4.
Single : The lesser of   5 and  55 is 5.
Double : The lesser of   6 and  56 is 6.
Decimal: The lesser of   7 and  57 is 7.

The following types are not CLS-compliant:

SByte  : The lesser of 101 and 111 is 101.
UInt16 : The lesser of 102 and 112 is 102.
UInt32 : The lesser of 103 and 113 is 103.
UInt64 : The lesser of 104 and 114 is 104.
*/

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0
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