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NumberFormatInfo.NumberDecimalDigits Property

Gets or sets the number of decimal places to use in numeric values.

Namespace:  System.Globalization
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

Public Property NumberDecimalDigits As Integer
Dim instance As NumberFormatInfo 
Dim value As Integer 

value = instance.NumberDecimalDigits

instance.NumberDecimalDigits = value

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The number of decimal places to use in numeric values. The default for InvariantInfo is 2.


The property is being set to a value that is less than 0 or greater than 99.


The property is being set and the NumberFormatInfo is read-only.

The following code example demonstrates the effect of changing the NumberDecimalDigits property.

Imports System
Imports System.Globalization

Class NumberFormatInfoSample

   Public Shared Sub Main()

      ' Gets a NumberFormatInfo associated with the en-US culture. 
      Dim nfi As NumberFormatInfo = New CultureInfo("en-US", False).NumberFormat

      ' Displays a negative value with the default number of decimal digits (2). 
      Dim myInt As Int64 = - 1234
      Console.WriteLine(myInt.ToString("N", nfi))

      ' Displays the same value with four decimal digits.
      nfi.NumberDecimalDigits = 4
      Console.WriteLine(myInt.ToString("N", nfi))

   End Sub 'Main 

End Class 'NumberFormatInfoSample

'This code produces the following output. 



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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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