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Math.Max Method (Decimal, Decimal)

.NET Framework 4.5

Returns the larger of two decimal numbers.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
```public static decimal Max(
decimal val1,
decimal val2
)
```

Parameters

val1
Type: System.Decimal

The first of two decimal numbers to compare.

val2
Type: System.Decimal

The second of two decimal numbers to compare.

Return Value

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

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

```// This example demonstrates Math.Max()
using System;

class Sample
{
public static void Main()
{
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;

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 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

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.