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BigInteger.Min Method (BigInteger, BigInteger)


Returns the smaller of two BigInteger values.

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

public static BigInteger Min(
	BigInteger left,
	BigInteger right


Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger

The first value to compare.

Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger

The second value to compare.

Return Value

Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger

The left or right parameter, whichever is smaller.

This method corresponds to the Math.Min method for primitive numeric types.

The following example uses the Min method to select the smallest number in an array of BigInteger values.

using System;
using System.Numerics;

public class Example
   public static void Main()
      BigInteger[] numbers = { Int64.MaxValue * BigInteger.MinusOne, 
                               BigInteger.Pow(103988, 2),
                               BigInteger.Multiply(Int32.MaxValue, Int16.MaxValue), 
                               BigInteger.Add(BigInteger.Pow(Int64.MaxValue, 2), 
                                              BigInteger.Pow(Int32.MaxValue, 2)),
                               BigInteger.Zero };
      if (numbers.Length < 2)
         Console.WriteLine("Cannot determine which is the smaller of {0} numbers.",

      BigInteger smallest = numbers[numbers.GetLowerBound(0)];

      for (int ctr = numbers.GetLowerBound(0) + 1; ctr <= numbers.GetUpperBound(0); ctr++)
         smallest = BigInteger.Min(smallest, numbers[ctr]);

      Console.WriteLine("The values:");
      foreach (BigInteger number in numbers)
         Console.WriteLine("{0,55:N0}", number);

      Console.WriteLine("\nThe smallest number of the series is:");
      Console.WriteLine("   {0:N0}", smallest);
// The example displays the following output:
//       The values:
//                                    -9,223,372,036,854,775,807
//                                                            -1
//                                            10,359,321,239,000
//                                                10,813,504,144
//                                            70,366,596,661,249
//            85,070,591,730,234,615,852,008,593,798,364,921,858
//                                                             0
//       The smallest number of the series is:
//          -9,223,372,036,854,775,807.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 4.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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