SByte.MinValue Field


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

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

Public Const MinValue As SByte

Field Value

Type: System.SByte

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.

Dim longValue As Long = -130
Dim byteValue As SByte 

If longValue <= SByte.MaxValue AndAlso _
   longValue >= SByte.MinValue Then
   byteValue = CSByte(longValue)
   Console.WriteLine("Converted long integer value to {0}.", byteValue)
   Dim rangeLimit As SByte
   Dim relationship As String

   If longValue > SByte.MaxValue Then
      rangeLimit = SByte.MaxValue
      relationship = "greater"
      rangeLimit = SByte.MinValue
      relationship = "less"
   End If       

   Console.WriteLine("Conversion failure: {0:n0} is {1} than {2}.", _ 
                     longValue, _
                     relationship, _
End If       

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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