Int32.MinValue Field


Represents the smallest possible value of Int32. This field is constant.

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

public const int MinValue

Field Value

Type: System.Int32

The value of this constant is -2,147,483,648; that is, hexadecimal 0x80000000.

The following example uses the MinValue property to prevent an OverflowException when converting to an Int32 value.

using System;

public class Class1
   public static void Main()
      long[] numbersToConvert = { 162345, 32183, -54000, Int64.MaxValue/2 };
      int newNumber;
      foreach (long number in numbersToConvert)
         if (number >= Int32.MinValue && number <= Int32.MaxValue)
            newNumber = Convert.ToInt32(number);
            Console.WriteLine("Successfully converted {0} to an Int32.", 
            Console.WriteLine("Unable to convert {0} to an Int32.", number);
// The example displays the following output to the console:
//    Successfully converted 162345 to an Int32.
//    Successfully converted 32183 to an Int32.
//    Successfully converted -54000 to an Int32.
//    Unable to convert 4611686018427387903 to an Int32.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.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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