Math.Max Method (Decimal, Decimal)

Returns the larger of two decimal numbers.

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

Syntax

``````'Declaration
Public Shared Function Max ( _
val1 As Decimal, _
val2 As Decimal _
) As Decimal
``````
``````public static decimal Max(
decimal val1,
decimal val2
)
``````

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
Parameter val1 or val2, whichever is larger.

Examples

The following example demonstrates how to use the Max method to return and display the greater of two Decimal variables.

``````' This example demonstrates Math.Max()
Class Example
Public Shared Sub Demo(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock)
Dim str As String = "{0}: The greater of {1,3} and {2,3} is {3}."
Dim nl As String = Environment.NewLine

Dim xByte1 As Byte = 1
Dim xByte2 As Byte = 51
Dim xShort1 As Short = -2
Dim xShort2 As Short = 52
Dim xInt1 As Integer = -3
Dim xInt2 As Integer = 53
Dim xLong1 As Long = -4
Dim xLong2 As Long = 54
Dim xSingle1 As Single = 5.0F
Dim xSingle2 As Single = 55.0F
Dim xDouble1 As Double = 6.0
Dim xDouble2 As Double = 56.0
Dim xDecimal1 As [Decimal] = 7D
Dim xDecimal2 As [Decimal] = 57D

' The following types are not CLS-compliant.
Dim xSByte1 As SByte = 101
Dim xSByte2 As SByte = 111
Dim xUShort1 As UShort = 102
Dim xUShort2 As UShort = 112
Dim xUint1 As UInteger = 103
Dim xUint2 As UInteger = 113
Dim xUlong1 As ULong = 104
Dim xUlong2 As ULong = 114

outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0}Display the greater of two values:{0}", nl) & vbCrLf
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Byte   ", xByte1, xByte2, Math.Max(xByte1, xByte2)) & vbCrLf
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Int16  ", xShort1, xShort2, Math.Max(xShort1, xShort2)) & vbCrLf
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Int32  ", xInt1, xInt2, Math.Max(xInt1, xInt2)) & vbCrLf
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Int64  ", xLong1, xLong2, Math.Max(xLong1, xLong2)) & vbCrLf
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Single ", xSingle1, xSingle2, Math.Max(xSingle1, xSingle2)) & vbCrLf
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Double ", xDouble1, xDouble2, Math.Max(xDouble1, xDouble2)) & vbCrLf
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Decimal", xDecimal1, xDecimal2, Math.Max(xDecimal1, xDecimal2)) & vbCrLf
'
outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0}(The following types are not CLS-compliant.){0}", nl) & vbCrLf
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "SByte  ", xSByte1, xSByte2, Math.Max(xSByte1, xSByte2)) & vbCrLf
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "UInt16 ", xUShort1, xUShort2, Math.Max(xUShort1, xUShort2)) & vbCrLf
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "UInt32 ", xUint1, xUint2, Math.Max(xUint1, xUint2)) & vbCrLf
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "UInt64 ", xUlong1, xUlong2, Math.Max(xUlong1, xUlong2)) & vbCrLf
End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Sample
'
'This example produces the following results:
'
'Display the greater of two values:
'
'Byte   : The greater of   1 and  51 is 51.
'Int16  : The greater of  -2 and  52 is 52.
'Int32  : The greater of  -3 and  53 is 53.
'Int64  : The greater of  -4 and  54 is 54.
'Single : The greater of   5 and  55 is 55.
'Double : The greater of   6 and  56 is 56.
'Decimal: The greater of   7 and  57 is 57.
'
' (The following types are not CLS-compliant.)
'
' SByte  : The greater of 101 and 111 is 111.
' UInt16 : The greater of 102 and 112 is 112.
' UInt32 : The greater of 103 and 113 is 113.
' UInt64 : The greater of 104 and 114 is 114.
``````
``````// This example demonstrates Math.Max()
using System;

class Example
{
public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
{
string str = "{0}: The greater of {1,3} and {2,3} is {3}.";
string nl = Environment.NewLine;

byte xByte1 = 1, xByte2 = 51;
short xShort1 = -2, xShort2 = 52;
int xInt1 = -3, xInt2 = 53;
long xLong1 = -4, xLong2 = 54;
float xSingle1 = 5.0f, xSingle2 = 55.0f;
double xDouble1 = 6.0, xDouble2 = 56.0;
Decimal xDecimal1 = 7m, xDecimal2 = 57m;

// The following types are not CLS-compliant.
sbyte xSbyte1 = 101, xSbyte2 = 111;
ushort xUshort1 = 102, xUshort2 = 112;
uint xUint1 = 103, xUint2 = 113;
ulong xUlong1 = 104, xUlong2 = 114;

outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0}Display the greater of two values:{0}", nl) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Byte   ", xByte1, xByte2, Math.Max(xByte1, xByte2)) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Int16  ", xShort1, xShort2, Math.Max(xShort1, xShort2)) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Int32  ", xInt1, xInt2, Math.Max(xInt1, xInt2)) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Int64  ", xLong1, xLong2, Math.Max(xLong1, xLong2)) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Single ", xSingle1, xSingle2, Math.Max(xSingle1, xSingle2)) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Double ", xDouble1, xDouble2, Math.Max(xDouble1, xDouble2)) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "Decimal", xDecimal1, xDecimal2, Math.Max(xDecimal1, xDecimal2)) + "\n";
//
outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0}The following types are not CLS-compliant.{0}", nl) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "SByte  ", xSbyte1, xSbyte2, Math.Max(xSbyte1, xSbyte2)) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "UInt16 ", xUshort1, xUshort2, Math.Max(xUshort1, xUshort2)) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "UInt32 ", xUint1, xUint2, Math.Max(xUint1, xUint2)) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format(str, "UInt64 ", xUlong1, xUlong2, Math.Max(xUlong1, xUlong2)) + "\n";
}
}
/*
This example produces the following results:

Display the greater of two values:

Byte   : The greater of   1 and  51 is 51.
Int16  : The greater of  -2 and  52 is 52.
Int32  : The greater of  -3 and  53 is 53.
Int64  : The greater of  -4 and  54 is 54.
Single : The greater of   5 and  55 is 55.
Double : The greater of   6 and  56 is 56.
Decimal: The greater of   7 and  57 is 57.

(The following types are not CLS-compliant.)

SByte  : The greater of 101 and 111 is 111.
UInt16 : The greater of 102 and 112 is 112.
UInt32 : The greater of 103 and 113 is 113.
UInt64 : The greater of 104 and 114 is 114.
*/
``````

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.