BigInteger.Max(BigInteger, BigInteger) BigInteger.Max(BigInteger, BigInteger) BigInteger.Max(BigInteger, BigInteger) BigInteger.Max(BigInteger, BigInteger) Method

Definition

Returns the larger of two BigInteger values.

public:
 static System::Numerics::BigInteger Max(System::Numerics::BigInteger left, System::Numerics::BigInteger right);
public static System.Numerics.BigInteger Max (System.Numerics.BigInteger left, System.Numerics.BigInteger right);
static member Max : System.Numerics.BigInteger * System.Numerics.BigInteger -> System.Numerics.BigInteger
Public Shared Function Max (left As BigInteger, right As BigInteger) As BigInteger

Parameters

left
BigInteger BigInteger BigInteger BigInteger

The first value to compare.

right
BigInteger BigInteger BigInteger BigInteger

The second value to compare.

Returns

The left or right parameter, whichever is larger.

Examples

The following example uses the Max method to select the largest 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.MinusOne, 
                               10359321239000, 
                               BigInteger.Pow(103988, 2),
                               BigInteger.Multiply(Int32.MaxValue, Int16.MaxValue), 
                               BigInteger.Add(BigInteger.Pow(Int64.MaxValue, 2), 
                               BigInteger.Pow(Int32.MaxValue, 2)) };
      if (numbers.Length < 2)
      { 
         Console.WriteLine("Cannot determine which is the larger of {0} numbers.",
                            numbers.Length);
         return;
      }
           
      BigInteger largest = numbers[numbers.GetLowerBound(0)];
      
      for (int ctr = numbers.GetLowerBound(0) + 1; ctr <= numbers.GetUpperBound(0); ctr++)
         largest = BigInteger.Max(largest, numbers[ctr]);

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

      Console.WriteLine("\nThe largest number of the series is:");
      Console.WriteLine("   {0:N0}", largest);
   }
}
// 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
//       
//       The largest number of the series is:
//          85,070,591,730,234,615,852,008,593,798,364,921,858
Imports System.Numerics

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim numbers() As BigInteger = { Int64.MaxValue * BigInteger.MinusOne, 
                                      BigInteger.MinusOne, 
                                      10359321239000, 
                                      BigInteger.Pow(103988, 2),
                                      BigInteger.Multiply(Int32.MaxValue, Int16.MaxValue), 
                                      BigInteger.Add(BigInteger.Pow(Int64.MaxValue, 2), 
                                                     BigInteger.Pow(Int32.MaxValue, 2)) }
      If numbers.Length < 2 Then 
         Console.WriteLine("Cannot determine which is the larger of {0} numbers.",
                            numbers.Length)
         Exit Sub
      End If
           
      Dim largest As BigInteger = numbers(numbers.GetLowerBound(0))
      
      For ctr As Integer = numbers.GetLowerBound(0) + 1 To numbers.GetUpperBound(0)
         largest = BigInteger.Max(largest, numbers(ctr))
      Next
      Console.WriteLine("The values:")
      For Each number As BigInteger In numbers
         Console.WriteLine("{0,55:N0}", number)
      Next   
      Console.WriteLine()
      Console.WriteLine("The largest number of the series is:")
      Console.WriteLine("   {0:N0}", largest)   
   End Sub
End Module
' 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
'       
'       The largest number of the series is:
'          85,070,591,730,234,615,852,008,593,798,364,921,858

Remarks

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

Applies to

See also