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SByte.MinValue Field

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

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

public const sbyte MinValue

The value of this constant is -128; that is, hexadecimal 0x80.

The following example uses the MinValue and MaxValue fields to verify that an Int64 value is within the range of the SByte type before it performs a type conversion. This verification prevents an OverflowException at run time.


long longValue = -130;
sbyte byteValue; 

if (longValue <= sbyte.MaxValue && 
    longValue >= sbyte.MinValue)
{    
   byteValue = (sbyte) longValue;
   Console.WriteLine("Converted long integer value to {0}.", byteValue);
}   
else
{
   sbyte rangeLimit;
   string relationship;

   if (longValue > sbyte.MaxValue)
   {
      rangeLimit = sbyte.MaxValue;
      relationship = "greater";
   }   
   else
   {
      rangeLimit = sbyte.MinValue;
      relationship = "less";
   }       

   Console.WriteLine("Conversion failure: {0:n0} is {1} than {2}.",  
                     longValue, 
                     relationship, 
                     rangeLimit);
}       


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.
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