# Enumerable.Min Method (IEnumerable<Double>)

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Returns the minimum value in a sequence of Double values.

Namespace:  System.Linq
Assembly:  System.Core (in System.Core.dll)

## Syntax

``````'Declaration
<ExtensionAttribute> _
Public Shared Function Min ( _
source As IEnumerable(Of Double) _
) As Double
``````
``````public static double Min(
this IEnumerable<double> source
)
``````

#### Return Value

Type: System.Double
The minimum value in the sequence.

#### Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type IEnumerable<Double>. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter.

## Exceptions

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

source is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

InvalidOperationException

source contains no elements.

## Remarks

The Min(IEnumerable<Double>) method uses the Double implementation of IComparable<T> to compare values.

In Visual Basic query expression syntax, an Aggregate Into Min() clause translates to an invocation of Min.

## Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use Min(IEnumerable<Double>) to determine the minimum value in a sequence.

``````      ' Create an array of double values.
Dim doubles() As Double = {1.5E+104, 9.0E+103, -2.0E+103}

' Determine the smallest number in the array.
Dim min As Double = doubles.Min()

' Display the result.
outputBlock.Text &= "The smallest number is " & min & vbCrLf

' This code produces the following output:
'
' The smallest number is -2E+103

``````
``````      double[] doubles = { 1.5E+104, 9E+103, -2E+103 };

double min = doubles.Min();

outputBlock.Text += String.Format("The smallest number is {0}.", min) + "\n";

/*
This code produces the following output:

The smallest number is -2E+103.
*/

``````

## Version Information

#### Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

#### Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

#### XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

## Platforms

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.