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NumberFormatInfo.NumberNegativePattern Property

Gets or sets the format pattern for negative numeric values.

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

public int NumberNegativePattern { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The format pattern for negative numeric values. The default for InvariantInfo is 1, which represents "-n", where n is a number.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The property is being set to a value that is less than 0 or greater than 4.

InvalidOperationException

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

This property has one of the values in the following table. The symbol "-" is the NegativeSign and n is a number.

Value

Associated Pattern

0

(n)

1

-n

2

- n

3

n-

4

n -

The following code example prints a value using different NumberNegativePattern patterns.

using System;
 using System.Globalization;
 class SamplesNumberFormatInfo  {

    public static void Main()  {

       // Creates a new NumberFormatinfo.
       NumberFormatInfo myNfi = new NumberFormatInfo();

       // Takes a negative value.
       Int64 myInt = -1234;

       // Displays the value with default formatting.
       Console.WriteLine( "Default  \t:\t{0}", myInt.ToString( "N", myNfi ) );

       // Displays the value with other patterns. 
       for ( int i = 0; i <= 4; i++ )  {
          myNfi.NumberNegativePattern = i;
          Console.WriteLine( "Pattern {0}\t:\t{1}", myNfi.NumberNegativePattern, myInt.ToString( "N", myNfi ) );
       }
    }
 }
 /*
 This code produces the following output.

 Default         :       (1,234.00)
 Pattern 0       :       (1,234.00)
 Pattern 1       :       -1,234.00
 Pattern 2       :       - 1,234.00
 Pattern 3       :       1,234.00-
 Pattern 4       :       1,234.00 -
*/

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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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