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Limits a value to a maximum. For example this is usefull if you want to feed a progressBar with values from a source which eventually might exceed an expected maximum. This is a generic extension method with IComparable<T> constraint. So every type which implements the IComparable interface benefits from this extension.


public static T Limit<T>(this T value, T maximum) where T : IComparable<T>
   return value.CompareTo(maximum) < 1 ? value : maximum;


int testValue = 150;
int limitedResult = testValue.Limit(100);
// limitedResult will be 100 because it's the given maximum.

Author: Rainer Hilmer

Submitted on: 11 mei 2008

Language: C#

Type: System.IComparable<T>

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