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Decimal.MinusOne Field

Represents the number negative one (-1).

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

'Declaration
Public Shared ReadOnly MinusOne As Decimal
'Usage
Dim value As Decimal 

value = Decimal.MinusOne

The following code example illustrates the use of the MinusOne field.

' Example of the Decimal fields. 
Imports System
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Module DecimalFieldsDemo

    Sub Main( )

        Const numberFmt As String = "{0,-25}{1,45:N0}" 
        Const exprFmt As String = "{0,-55}{1,15}"

        Console.WriteLine( _
            "This example of the fields of the Decimal structure" & _
            vbCrLf & "generates the following output." & vbCrLf )
        Console.WriteLine( numberFmt, "Field or Expression", "Value" )
        Console.WriteLine( numberFmt, "-------------------", "-----" )

        ' Display the values of the Decimal fields.
        Console.WriteLine( numberFmt, "Decimal.MaxValue", _
            Decimal.MaxValue )
        Console.WriteLine( numberFmt, "Decimal.MinValue", _
            Decimal.MinValue )
        Console.WriteLine( numberFmt, "Decimal.MinusOne", _
            Decimal.MinusOne )
        Console.WriteLine( numberFmt, "Decimal.One", _
            Decimal.One )
        Console.WriteLine( numberFmt, "Decimal.Zero", _
            Decimal.Zero )
        Console.WriteLine( )

        ' Display the values of expressions of the Decimal fields.
        Console.WriteLine( exprFmt, _
            "( Decimal.MinusOne + Decimal.One ) = Decimal.Zero", _
            ( Decimal.MinusOne + Decimal.One ) = Decimal.Zero )
        Console.WriteLine( exprFmt, _
            "Decimal.MaxValue + Decimal.MinValue", _
            Decimal.MaxValue + Decimal.MinValue )
        Console.WriteLine( exprFmt, _
            "Decimal.MinValue / Decimal.MaxValue", _
            Decimal.MinValue/Decimal.MaxValue )
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,-40}{1,30}", _
            "100000000000000D / Decimal.MaxValue", _
            100000000000000D / Decimal.MaxValue )
    End Sub  
End Module  

' This example of the fields of the Decimal structure 
' generates the following output. 
'  
' Field or Expression                                              Value 
' -------------------                                              ----- 
' Decimal.MaxValue                79,228,162,514,264,337,593,543,950,335 
' Decimal.MinValue               -79,228,162,514,264,337,593,543,950,335 
' Decimal.MinusOne                                                    -1 
' Decimal.One                                                          1 
' Decimal.Zero                                                         0 
'  
' ( Decimal.MinusOne + Decimal.One ) = Decimal.Zero                 True 
' Decimal.MaxValue + Decimal.MinValue                                  0 
' Decimal.MinValue / Decimal.MaxValue                                 -1 
' 100000000000000D / Decimal.MaxValue     0.0000000000000012621774483536

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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