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Strings.FormatCurrency Method

Returns an expression formatted as a currency value using the currency symbol defined in the system control panel.

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualBasic (in microsoft.visualbasic.dll)

public static string FormatCurrency (
	Object Expression,
	[OptionalAttribute] int NumDigitsAfterDecimal,
	[OptionalAttribute] TriState IncludeLeadingDigit,
	[OptionalAttribute] TriState UseParensForNegativeNumbers,
	[OptionalAttribute] TriState GroupDigits
)
public static String FormatCurrency (
	Object Expression, 
	/** @attribute OptionalAttribute() */ int NumDigitsAfterDecimal, 
	/** @attribute OptionalAttribute() */ TriState IncludeLeadingDigit, 
	/** @attribute OptionalAttribute() */ TriState UseParensForNegativeNumbers, 
	/** @attribute OptionalAttribute() */ TriState GroupDigits
)
public static function FormatCurrency (
	Expression : Object, 
	NumDigitsAfterDecimal : int, 
	IncludeLeadingDigit : TriState, 
	UseParensForNegativeNumbers : TriState, 
	GroupDigits : TriState
) : String

Parameters

Expression

Required. Expression to be formatted.

NumDigitsAfterDecimal

Optional. Numeric value indicating how many places are displayed to the right of the decimal. Default value is –1, which indicates that the computer's regional settings are used.

IncludeLeadingDigit

Optional. TriState enumeration that indicates whether or not a leading zero is displayed for fractional values. See "Settings" for values.

UseParensForNegativeNumbers

Optional. TriState enumeration that indicates whether or not to place negative values within parentheses. See "Settings" for values.

GroupDigits

Optional. TriState enumeration that indicates whether or not numbers are grouped using the group delimiter specified in the computer's regional settings. See "Settings" for values.

Return Value

Returns an expression formatted as a currency value using the currency symbol defined in the system control panel.

For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic FormatCurrency Function (Visual Basic).

When one or more optional arguments are omitted, the computer's matching regional-settings values are used instead.

The position of the currency symbol relative to the currency value is determined by the system's regional settings.

NoteNote

All settings information comes from the locale of the application. By default, that will be the locale set in the control panel. However, it may be changed programmatically by using the .NET Framework, except leading zero, which comes from the Number tab.

The IncludeLeadingDigit, UseParensForNegativeNumbers, and GroupDigits arguments take the following TriState enumeration values.

Value

Description

TriState.True

True

TriState.False

False

TriState.UseDefault

The computer's regional settings

The following example illustrates the use of the FormatCurrency function.

Dim TestDebt As Double = -4456.43
Dim TestString As String
' Returns "($4,456.43)".
TestString = FormatCurrency(TestDebt, , , TriState.True, TriState.True)

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0
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