Single.MaxValue Field


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

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

Public Const MaxValue As Single

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.

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim result1 As Single = 1.867e38 + 2.385e38
      Console.WriteLine("{0} (Positive Infinity: {1})", 
                        result1, Single.IsPositiveInfinity(result1))

      Dim result2 As Single = 1.5935e25 * 7.948e20
      Console.WriteLine("{0} (Positive Infinity: {1})", 
                        result2, Single.IsPositiveInfinity(result2))
   End Sub
End Module
' 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 Then
    Console.WriteLine("Your number is larger than a Single.")
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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