BigInteger.Min Method

Returns the smaller of two BigInteger values.

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

Syntax

'Declaration
Public Shared Function Min ( _
    left As BigInteger, _
    right As BigInteger _
) As BigInteger
public static BigInteger Min(
    BigInteger left,
    BigInteger right
)

Parameters

Return Value

Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger
The left or right parameter, whichever is smaller.

Remarks

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

Examples

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

Imports System.Numerics

Module Example
   Public Sub Demo(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock)
      outputBlock.FontFamily = New System.Windows.Media.FontFamily("Courier New")       
      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)),
                                      BigInteger.Zero }
      If numbers.Length < 2 Then
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Cannot determine which is the smaller of {0} numbers.", 
                            numbers.Length) + vbCrLf
         Exit Sub
      End If

      Dim smallest As BigInteger = numbers(numbers.GetLowerBound(0))

      For ctr As Integer = numbers.GetLowerBound(0) + 1 To numbers.GetUpperBound(0)
         smallest = BigInteger.Min(smallest, numbers(ctr))
      Next
      outputBlock.Text &= "The values:" & vbCrLf
      For Each number As BigInteger In numbers
         outputBlock.Text &= String.Format("{0,55}", number) & vbCrLf
      Next
      outputBlock.Text &= vbCrLf
      outputBlock.Text &= "The smallest number of the series is:" & vbCrLf
      outputBlock.Text &= String.Format("   {0}", smallest) & vbCrLf
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'       The values:
'                                          -9223372036854775807
'                                                            -1
'                                                10359321239000
'                                                   10813504144
'                                                70366596661249
'                        85070591730234615852008593798364921858
'                                                             0
'       
'       The smallest number of the series is:
'          -9223372036854775807.
using System;
using System.Numerics;

public class Example
{
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      outputBlock.FontFamily = new System.Windows.Media.FontFamily("Courier New");       
      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)),
                               BigInteger.Zero };
      if (numbers.Length < 2)
      {
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Cannot determine which is the smaller of {0} numbers.",
                            numbers.Length) + "\n";
         return;
      }

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

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

      outputBlock.Text += "The values:" + "\n";
      foreach (BigInteger number in numbers)
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0,55}\n", number);

      outputBlock.Text += "\nThe smallest number of the series is:\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("   {0}\n", smallest);
   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//       The values:
//                                          -9223372036854775807
//                                                            -1
//                                                10359321239000
//                                                   10813504144
//                                                70366596661249
//                        85070591730234615852008593798364921858
//                                                             0
//       
//       The smallest number of the series is:
//          -9223372036854775807.

Version Information

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4

Platforms

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