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# Complex.Exp Method

Visual Studio 2010

Returns e raised to the power specified by a complex number.

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

## Syntax

```'Declaration
Public Shared Function Exp ( _
value As Complex _
) As Complex
```

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.Numerics.Complex
A complex number that specifies a power.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Numerics.Complex
The number e raised to the power value.

## Remarks

Use the Pow method to calculate the powers of other bases.

The Exp method for complex numbers corresponds to the Math.Exp method for real numbers. Exp is the inverse of Log.

## Examples

The following example illustrates the Exp method. It shows that, with some allowance for the lack of precision of the Double data type, passing the value returned by the Log method to the Exp method returns the original Complex value.

```
Imports System.Numerics

Module Example
Public Sub Main()
Dim values() As Complex = { New Complex(1.53, 9.26),
New Complex(2.53, -8.12),
New Complex(-2.81, 5.32),
New Complex(-1.09, -3.43),
New Complex(Double.MinValue/2, Double.MinValue/2) }
For Each value As Complex In values
Console.WriteLine("Exp(Log({0}) = {1}", value,
Complex.Exp(Complex.Log(value)))
Next
End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'      Exp(Log((1.53, 9.26)) = (1.53, 9.26)
'      Exp(Log((2.53, -8.12)) = (2.53, -8.12)
'      Exp(Log((-2.81, 5.32)) = (-2.81, 5.32)
'      Exp(Log((-1.09, -3.43)) = (-1.09, -3.43)
'      Exp(Log((-8.98846567431158E+307, -8.98846567431158E+307)) = (-8.98846567431161E+307, -8.98846567431161E+307)

```

Supported in: 4

Supported in: 4

## Platforms

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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