Decimal.MaxValue Field

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Represents the largest possible value of Decimal. This field is constant and read-only.

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


<DecimalConstantAttribute(, , , , )> _
Public Shared ReadOnly MaxValue As Decimal
[DecimalConstantAttribute(, , , , )]
public static readonly decimal MaxValue


The value of this constant is positive 79,228,162,514,264,337,593,543,950,335.


The following code sample illustrates the use of MaxValue:

Class PiggyBank
   Public ReadOnly Property Capacity() As Decimal
         Return [Decimal].MaxValue
      End Get
   End Property

   Protected MyFortune As Decimal

   Public Sub AddPenny()
      MyFortune += 0.01D
   End Sub
End Class
class PiggyBank
   public decimal Capacity
         return Decimal.MaxValue;

   protected decimal MyFortune;

   public void AddPenny()
      MyFortune += .01m;

Version Information


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


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