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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.

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 object is read-only.

The NumberNegativePattern property defines the format of negative values formatted with the "N" standard numeric format string. 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 default value for the invariant culture returned by the InvariantInfo property is 1, which represents "-n", where n is a number.

The following example displays a value using different NumberNegativePattern patterns.

 using System;
 using System.Globalization;

 class Example
 {
     public static void Main()  {

       // Create a new NumberFormatinfo.
       NumberFormatInfo nfi = new NumberFormatInfo();

       // Define a negative value.
       Int64 value = -1234;

       // Display the value with default formatting.
        Console.WriteLine("{0,-20} {1,-10}", "Default:", 
                          value.ToString("N", nfi));

       // Display the value with other patterns. 
       for (int i = 0; i <= 4; i++)  {
          nfi.NumberNegativePattern = i;
            Console.WriteLine("{0,-20} {1,-10}", 
                              String.Format("Pattern {0}:", 
                                            nfi.NumberNegativePattern), 
                              value.ToString("N", nfi));
       }
   }
}
// The example displays 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 -

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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