BigInteger.Max Method

Returns the larger of two BigInteger values.

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

public static BigInteger Max(
	BigInteger left,
	BigInteger right
)

Parameters

left
Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger
The first value to compare.
right
Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger
The second value to compare.

Return Value

Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger
The left or right parameter, whichever is larger.

This method corresponds to the Math.Max method for primitive numeric types.

The following example uses the Max method to select the largest number in an array of BigInteger values.


using System;
using System.Numerics;

public class Example
{
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      outputBlock.FontFamily = new System.Windows.Media.FontFamily("Courier New");       
      BigInteger[] numbers = { Int64.MaxValue * BigInteger.MinusOne, 
                               BigInteger.MinusOne, 
                               10359321239000, 
                               BigInteger.Pow(103988, 2),
                               BigInteger.Multiply(Int32.MaxValue, Int16.MaxValue), 
                               BigInteger.Add(BigInteger.Pow(Int64.MaxValue, 2), 
                               BigInteger.Pow(Int32.MaxValue, 2)) };
      if (numbers.Length < 2)
      {
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Cannot determine which is the larger of {0} numbers.",
                            numbers.Length) + "\n";
         return;
      }

      BigInteger largest = numbers[numbers.GetLowerBound(0)];

      for (int ctr = numbers.GetLowerBound(0) + 1; ctr <= numbers.GetUpperBound(0); ctr++)
         largest = BigInteger.Max(largest, numbers[ctr]);

      outputBlock.Text += "The values:" + "\n";
      foreach (BigInteger number in numbers)
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0,55}\n", number);

      outputBlock.Text += "\nThe largest number of the series is:" + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("   {0}\n", largest);
   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//       The values:
//                                    -9,223,372,036,854,775,807
//                                                            -1
//                                            10,359,321,239,000
//                                                10,813,504,144
//                                            70,366,596,661,249
//            85,070,591,730,234,615,852,008,593,798,364,921,858
//       
//       The largest number of the series is:
//          85,070,591,730,234,615,852,008,593,798,364,921,858


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Supported in: 5, 4

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