MinValue Field

Double.MinValue Field


Represents the smallest possible value of a Double. This field is constant.

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

public const double MinValue

Field Value

Type: System.Double

The value of this constant is negative 1.7976931348623157E+308.

The result of an operation that is less than Double.MinValue is Double.NegativeInfinity. In the following example, Double.NegativeInfinity results from subtraction and multiplication operations when the result is less than Double.MinValue.

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The following code example illustrates the use of MinValue:

public class Temperature {
	public static double MinValue {
		get {
			return Double.MinValue;

	public static double MaxValue {
		get {
			return Double.MaxValue;

	// The value holder
	protected double m_value;

	public double Value {
		get {
			return m_value;
		set {
			m_value = value;

	public double Celsius {
		get {
			return (m_value-32.0)/1.8;
		set {
			m_value = 1.8*value+32.0;

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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