# Math.Abs Method (SByte)

.NET Framework (current version)

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Returns the absolute value of an 8-bit signed integer.

This API is not CLS-compliant.

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

## Syntax

```[CLSCompliantAttribute(false)]
public static sbyte Abs(
sbyte value
)
```

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.SByte

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

#### Return Value

Type: System.SByte

An 8-bit signed integer, x, such that 0 x SByte.MaxValue.

## Exceptions

Exception Condition
OverflowException

value equals SByte.MinValue.

## Remarks

The absolute value of a signed byte is its numeric value without its sign. For example, the absolute value of both 12 and -12 is 12.

## Examples

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

```using System;

public class Example
{
public static void Main()
{
sbyte[] values = { SByte.MaxValue, 98, 0, -32, SByte.MinValue };
foreach (sbyte value in values)
{
try {
Console.WriteLine("Abs({0}) = {1}", value, Math.Abs(value));
}
catch (OverflowException) {
Console.WriteLine("Unable to calculate the absolute value of {0}.",
value);
}
}
}
}
// The example displays the following output:
//       Abs(127) = 127
//       Abs(98) = 98
//       Abs(0) = 0
//       Abs(-32) = 32
//       Unable to calculate the absolute value of -128.
```

## Version Information

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1