Decimal.Ceiling Method

Returns the smallest integral value greater than or equal to the specified decimal number.

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

public static decimal Ceiling(
	decimal d


Type: System.Decimal
A decimal number.

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
The smallest integral value greater than or equal to the d parameter. Note that this method returns a Decimal rather than an integral type.

The behavior of this method follows IEEE Standard 754, section 4. This kind of rounding is sometimes called rounding toward positive infinity.

The following example uses the Ceiling method to round an array of Decimal values.

decimal[] values = {12.6m, 12.1m, 9.5m, 8.16m, .1m, -1.1m, -3.9m};
foreach (decimal value in values)
   outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0} -> {1}\n", value, 
// The example displays the following output:
//       12.6 -> 13
//       12.1 -> 13
//       9.5 -> 10
//       8.16 -> 9
//       0.1 -> 1
//       -1.1 -> -1
//       -3.9 -> -3


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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