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VB.NET Language in a Nutshell, Second Edition by Steven Roman PhD, Paul Lomax, Ron Petrusha

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Name

Max Function

Class

System.Math

Syntax

Math.Max(val1, val2)
val1, val2 (required; any)

A numeric data type or expression

Return Value

Returns the maximum of val1 and val2, in the widest datatype of the two numbers

Description

Returns the maximum of val1 and val2

Rules at a Glance

  • If the two arguments do not have the same data type, then the narrower data type is cast to the wider type. For instance, the line:

    Dim x As Integer = 5
    Dim y As Double = 454.8
    MsgBox(Math.Max(x, y))

    displays 454.8.

  • This is a Shared member, so it can be used without creating any objects.

VB.NET/VB 6 Differences

The Max function is new to the .NET Framework.

See Also

Min Function

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