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Math.Abs Method (Decimal)

Returns the absolute value of a Decimal number.

Namespace:  System
Assemblies:   mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
  System.Runtime.Extensions (in System.Runtime.Extensions.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: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

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

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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