Author -  Sai gowtham

# How to get the Maximum Value from a list in C#

Learn, how to get the maximum value from a list in C# with the help of examples.

Consider, we have a following list in our code.

``List<int> numsList = new List<int>() {10, 23, 400, -2, 0, 12, 3};``

Now, we need to get the maximum value from a above list in C#.

## Get the Maximum value from a list

To get the maximum value from a list in C#, we can use the built-in Linq `Max()` method. So, It returns the maximum value from the given list.

Here is an example:

``````using System;
using System.Linq;
using System.Collections.Generic;

class GetMaximumValue {
static void Main() {
List<int> numsList = new List<int>() {10, 23, 400, -2, 0, 12, 3};
int maxValue = numsList.Max();
Console.WriteLine(maxValue);
}
}``````

Output:

``400``

In the example above, we have used the `Max()` method on a `numsList`. So, it returns the Maximum value `400` from it.

The Max() in C# returns the maximum value from the sequence of values.

The above method only works if the list is not empty. So, if a user passes an empty list we can return a value `0` instead of error `InvalidOperationException` in terminal with the help of `Any()` method.

``````using System;
using System.Linq;
using System.Collections.Generic;

class GetMaximumValue {
static void Main() {
List<int> numsList = new List<int>() {};
int maxValue = numsList.Any() ? numsList.Min() : 0;
Console.WriteLine(maxValue);
}
}``````

Output:

``0``

Similarly, you can also get the lowest value from a list by using the `Min()` method in C#.

``````using System;
using System.Linq;
using System.Collections.Generic;

class GetLowestValue {
static void Main() {
List<int> numsList = new List<int>() {100, 23, 40, -2, 0, 12, 3};
int lowestValue = numsList.Min();
Console.WriteLine(lowestValue);
}
}``````

Output:

``-2``

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