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Math.Abs Method (Decimal)

Returns the absolute value of a Decimal number.

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

public static decimal Abs(
	decimal value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Decimal

A number that is greater than or equal to Decimal.MinValue, but less than or equal to Decimal.MaxValue.

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
A decimal number, x, such that 0 x Decimal.MaxValue.

The absolute value of a Decimal is its numeric value without its sign. For example, the absolute value of both 1.2 and -1.2 is 1.2.

The following example uses the Abs(Decimal) method to get the absolute value of a number of Decimal values.

using System;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      decimal[] decimals = { Decimal.MaxValue, 12.45M, 0M, -19.69M, 
                             Decimal.MinValue };
      foreach (decimal value in decimals)
         Console.WriteLine("Abs({0}) = {1}", value, Math.Abs(value));

   }
}
// The example displays the following output: 
//       Abs(79228162514264337593543950335) = 79228162514264337593543950335 
//       Abs(12.45) = 12.45 
//       Abs(0) = 0 
//       Abs(-19.69) = 19.69 
//       Abs(-79228162514264337593543950335) = 79228162514264337593543950335

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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