Single.MaxValue Field


Represents the largest possible value of Single. This field is constant.

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

public const float MaxValue

Field Value

Type: System.Single

The value of this constant is positive 3.40282347E+38.

The result of an operation that exceeds Single.MaxValue is Single.PositiveInfinity. In the following example, Single.PositiveInfinity results from addition, multiplication, and exponentiation operations when the result exceeds Single.MaxValue.

using System;

public class Example
   public static void Main()
      float result1 = 1.867e38f + 2.385e38f;
      Console.WriteLine("{0} (Positive Infinity: {1})", 
                        result1, Single.IsPositiveInfinity(result1));

      float result2 = 1.5935e25f * 7.948e20f;
      Console.WriteLine("{0} (Positive Infinity: {1})", 
                        result2, Single.IsPositiveInfinity(result2));
// The example displays the following output:
//    Infinity (Positive Infinity: True)
//    Infinity (Positive Infinity: True)

The following code example demonstrates the MaxValue constant.

if (s > Single.MaxValue)
    Console.WriteLine("Your number is larger than a Single.");

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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