# UInt64.MinValue Field

## Definition

Represents the smallest possible value of UInt64. This field is constant.

``public: System::UInt64 MinValue = 0;``
``public const ulong MinValue = 0;``
``val mutable MinValue : uint64``
``Public Const MinValue As ULong  = 0``

Value = 0

## Examples

The following example uses the MinValue and MaxValue fields to verify that a Double value is within the range of the UInt64 type before it performs a type conversion. This prevents an OverflowException at run time.

``````double decimalValue = -1.5;
ulong integerValue;

// Discard fractional portion of Double value
double decimalInteger = Math.Floor(decimalValue);

if (decimalInteger <= ulong.MaxValue &&
decimalInteger >= ulong.MinValue)
{
integerValue = (ulong) decimalValue;
Console.WriteLine("Converted {0} to {1}.", decimalValue, integerValue);
}
else
{
ulong rangeLimit;
string relationship;

if (decimalInteger > ulong.MaxValue)
{
rangeLimit = ulong.MaxValue;
relationship = "greater";
}
else
{
rangeLimit = ulong.MinValue;
relationship = "less";
}

Console.WriteLine("Conversion failure: {0} is {1} than {2}.",
decimalInteger,
relationship,
rangeLimit);
}
``````
``````open System

let decimalValue = -1.5

// Discard fractional portion of Double value
let decimalInteger = floor decimalValue

if decimalInteger <= float UInt64.MaxValue && decimalInteger >= float UInt64.MinValue then
let integerValue = uint64 decimalValue
printfn \$"Converted {decimalValue} to {integerValue}."
else
let rangeLimit, relationship =
if decimalInteger > float UInt64.MaxValue then
UInt64.MaxValue, "greater"
else
UInt64.MinValue, "less"

printfn \$"Conversion failure: {decimalInteger} is {relationship} than {rangeLimit}."
``````
``````Dim decimalValue As Double = -1.5
Dim integerValue As ULong

' Discard fractional portion of Double value
Dim decimalInteger As Double = Math.Floor(decimalValue)

If decimalInteger <= ULong.MaxValue AndAlso _
decimalInteger >= ULong.MinValue Then
integerValue = CULng(decimalValue)
Console.WriteLine("Converted {0} to {1}.", decimalValue, integerValue)
Else
Dim rangeLimit As ULong
Dim relationship As String

If decimalInteger > ULong.MaxValue Then
rangeLimit = ULong.MaxValue
relationship = "greater"
Else
rangeLimit = ULong.MinValue
relationship = "less"
End If

Console.WriteLine("Conversion failure: {0} is {1} than {2}", _
decimalInteger, _
relationship, _
rangeLimit)
End If
``````

## Remarks

The value of this constant is 0.