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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

Ceiling Function

Class

System.Math

Syntax

Math.Ceiling(a)
a (required; Double)

Return Value

A Double containing the smallest integer greater than or equal to the argument a

Description

Returns the smallest integer greater than or equal to the argument a

Example

Console.WriteLine(Math.Ceiling(12.1))     ' Returns 13
Console.WriteLine(Math.Ceiling(12.5))     ' Returns 13
Console.WriteLine(Math.Ceiling(-12.5))    ' Returns -12
Console.WriteLine(Math.Ceiling(-12.8))    ' Returns -12

Rules at a Glance

  • Because this function can accept only numeric values, you may want to check the value you pass using the IsNumeric function to prevent generating an error.

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

VB.NET/VB 6 Differences

The Ceiling function is new to the .NET Framework.

See Also

Floor Function

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