Single.MinValue Single.MinValue Single.MinValue Single.MinValue Field

Definition

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

public: float MinValue = -3.402823E+38;
public const float MinValue = -3.402823E+38;
val mutable MinValue : single
Public Const MinValue As Single  = -3.402823E+38

Field Value

Examples

The following code example demonstrates the MinValue constant.

if ( s < Single::MinValue )
{
   Console::WriteLine( "Your number is smaller than a Single." );
}
if (s < Single.MinValue)
{
    Console.WriteLine("Your number is smaller than a Single.");
}
If S < Single.MinValue Then
    Console.WriteLine("Your number is smaller than a Single.")
End If

Remarks

The value of this constant is negative 3.402823e38.

The result of an operation that is less than Single.MinValue is Single.NegativeInfinity. In the following example, Single.NegativeInfinity results from subtraction and multiplication operations when the result is less than Single.MinValue.

using System;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      float result1 = -8.997e37f + -2.985e38f;       
      Console.WriteLine("{0} (Negative Infinity: {1})", 
                        result1, Single.IsNegativeInfinity(result1));
      
      float result2 = -1.5935e25f * 7.948e32f;
      Console.WriteLine("{0} (Negative Infinity: {1})", 
                        result2, Single.IsNegativeInfinity(result2));
   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//    -Infinity (Negative Infinity: True)
//    -Infinity (Negative Infinity: True)
Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim result1 As Single = -8.997e37 + -2.985e38
      Console.WriteLine("{0} (Negative Infinity: {1})", 
                        result1, Single.IsNegativeInfinity(result1))
      
      Dim result2 As Single = -1.5935e250 * 7.948e110
      Console.WriteLine("{0} (Negative Infinity: {1})", 
                        result2, Single.IsNegativeInfinity(result2))
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'    -Infinity (Negative Infinity: True)
'    -Infinity (Negative Infinity: True)

Applies to

See also