MinValue Field
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UInt64.MinValue Field

 

Represents the smallest possible value of UInt64. This field is constant.

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

public const ulong MinValue

Field Value

Type: System.UInt64

The value of this constant is 0.

The following example uses the MinValue and MaxValue fields to verify that a Double value is within the range of the UInt64 type before it performs a type conversion. This prevents an OverflowException at run time.

double decimalValue = -1.5;
ulong integerValue; 

// Discard fractional portion of Double value
double decimalInteger = Math.Floor(decimalValue);

if (decimalInteger <= ulong.MaxValue && 
    decimalInteger >= ulong.MinValue)
{    
   integerValue = (ulong) decimalValue;
   Console.WriteLine("Converted {0} to {1}.", decimalValue, integerValue);
}   
else
{
   ulong rangeLimit;
   string relationship;

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

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

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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