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

The value of this constant is positive 3.402823e38.

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.");
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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