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# Decimal.Ceiling Method (Decimal)

.NET Framework (current version)

Returns the smallest integral value that is greater than or equal to the specified decimal number.

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

## Syntax

```public static decimal Ceiling(
decimal d
)
```

#### Parameters

d
Type: System.Decimal

A decimal number.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Decimal

The smallest integral value that is greater than or equal to the d parameter. Note that this method returns a Decimal instead of an integral type.

## Remarks

The behavior of this method follows IEEE Standard 754, section 4. This kind of rounding is sometimes called rounding toward positive infinity. In other words, if d is positive, the presence of any fractional component causes d to be rounded to the next highest integer. If d is negative, the rounding operation causes any fractional component of d to be discarded. The operation of this method differs from the Floor method, which supports rounding toward negative infinity.

## Examples

The following example illustrates the Ceiling method and contrasts it with the Floor method.

```using System;

public class Example
{
public static void Main()
{
decimal[] values = {12.6m, 12.1m, 9.5m, 8.16m, .1m, -.1m,  -1.1m,
-1.9m, -3.9m};
Console.WriteLine("{0,-8} {1,10} {2,10}\n",
"Value", "Ceiling", "Floor");
foreach (decimal value in values)
Console.WriteLine("{0,-8} {1,10} {2,10}", value,
Decimal.Ceiling(value), Decimal.Floor(value));

}
}
// The example displays the following output:
//       Value       Ceiling      Floor
//
//       12.6             13         12
//       12.1             13         12
//       9.5              10          9
//       8.16              9          8
//       0.1               1          0
//       -0.1              0         -1
//       -1.1             -1         -2
//       -1.9             -1         -2
//       -3.9             -3         -4
```

## Version Information

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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