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SingleMaxValue Field

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Represents the largest possible value of Single. This field is constant.

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

public const float MaxValue
literal float MaxValue
static val mutable MaxValue : float32
Public Const MaxValue As Single

Field Value


The value of this constant is positive 3.40282347E+38.

The result of an operation that exceeds SingleMaxValue is SinglePositiveInfinity. In the following example, SinglePositiveInfinity results from addition, multiplication, and exponentiation operations when the result exceeds SingleMaxValue.

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)
Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim result1 As Single = 1.867e38 + 2.385e38
      Console.WriteLine("{0} (Positive Infinity: {1})", 
                        result1, Single.IsPositiveInfinity(result1))

      Dim result2 As Single = 1.5935e25 * 7.948e20
      Console.WriteLine("{0} (Positive Infinity: {1})", 
                        result2, Single.IsPositiveInfinity(result2))
   End Sub
End Module
' 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.");
If S > Single.MaxValue Then
    Console.WriteLine("Your number is larger than a Single.")
End If
if ( s > Single::MaxValue )
   Console::WriteLine( "Your number is larger than a Single." );
Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.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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