Int32.MinValue Field


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Represents the smallest possible value of Int32. This field is constant.

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

Public Const MinValue As Integer

Field Value

Type: System.Int32

The value of this constant is -2,147,483,648; that is, hexadecimal 0x80000000.

The following example uses the MinValue property to prevent an OverflowException when converting to an Int32 value.

Module modMain
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim numbersToConvert() As Long = { 162345, 32183, -54000, Int64.MaxValue\2 }
      Dim newNumber As Integer
      For Each number As Long In NumbersToConvert
         If number >= Int32.MinValue And number <= Int32.MaxValue Then
            newNumber = Convert.ToInt32(number)
            Console.WriteLine("Successfully converted {0} to an Int32.", _
            Console.WriteLine("Unable to convert {0} to an Int32.", number)
         End If                     
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output to the console:
'       Successfully converted 162345 to an Int32.
'       Successfully converted 32183 to an Int32.
'       Successfully converted -54000 to an Int32.
'       Unable to convert 4611686018427387903 to an Int32.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.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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