NumberFormatInfo.InvariantInfo Property

Gets the default read-only NumberFormatInfo that is culture-independent (invariant).

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

public static NumberFormatInfo InvariantInfo { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Globalization.NumberFormatInfo
The default read-only NumberFormatInfo that is culture-independent (invariant).

This property does not change, regardless of the current culture.

The following code example displays the default property values of the InvariantInfo.

using System;
using System.Globalization;
using System.Text;

class SamplesNumberFormatInfo  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Gets the InvariantInfo.
      NumberFormatInfo myInv = NumberFormatInfo.InvariantInfo;

      // Gets a UnicodeEncoding to display the Unicode value of symbols.
      UnicodeEncoding myUE = new UnicodeEncoding( true, false );
      byte[] myCodes;

      // Displays the default values for each of the properties.
      Console.WriteLine( "InvariantInfo:\nNote: Symbols might not display correctly on the console,\ntherefore, Unicode values are included." );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tCurrencyDecimalDigits\t\t{0}", myInv.CurrencyDecimalDigits );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tCurrencyDecimalSeparator\t{0}", myInv.CurrencyDecimalSeparator );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tCurrencyGroupSeparator\t\t{0}", myInv.CurrencyGroupSeparator );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tCurrencyGroupSizes\t\t{0}", myInv.CurrencyGroupSizes[0] );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tCurrencyNegativePattern\t\t{0}", myInv.CurrencyNegativePattern );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tCurrencyPositivePattern\t\t{0}", myInv.CurrencyPositivePattern );
      myCodes = myUE.GetBytes( myInv.CurrencySymbol );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tCurrencySymbol\t\t\t{0}\t(U+{1:x2}{2:x2})", myInv.CurrencySymbol, myCodes[0], myCodes[1] );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tNaNSymbol\t\t\t{0}", myInv.NaNSymbol );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tNegativeInfinitySymbol\t\t{0}", myInv.NegativeInfinitySymbol );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tNegativeSign\t\t\t{0}", myInv.NegativeSign );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tNumberDecimalDigits\t\t{0}", myInv.NumberDecimalDigits );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tNumberDecimalSeparator\t\t{0}", myInv.NumberDecimalSeparator );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tNumberGroupSeparator\t\t{0}", myInv.NumberGroupSeparator );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tNumberGroupSizes\t\t{0}", myInv.NumberGroupSizes[0] );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tNumberNegativePattern\t\t{0}", myInv.NumberNegativePattern );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tPercentDecimalDigits\t\t{0}", myInv.PercentDecimalDigits );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tPercentDecimalSeparator\t\t{0}", myInv.PercentDecimalSeparator );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tPercentGroupSeparator\t\t{0}", myInv.PercentGroupSeparator );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tPercentGroupSizes\t\t{0}", myInv.PercentGroupSizes[0] );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tPercentNegativePattern\t\t{0}", myInv.PercentNegativePattern );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tPercentPositivePattern\t\t{0}", myInv.PercentPositivePattern );
      myCodes = myUE.GetBytes( myInv.PercentSymbol );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tPercentSymbol\t\t\t{0}\t(U+{1:x2}{2:x2})", myInv.PercentSymbol, myCodes[0], myCodes[1] );
      myCodes = myUE.GetBytes( myInv.PerMilleSymbol );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tPerMilleSymbol\t\t\t{0}\t(U+{1:x2}{2:x2})", myInv.PerMilleSymbol, myCodes[0], myCodes[1] );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tPositiveInfinitySymbol\t\t{0}", myInv.PositiveInfinitySymbol );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tPositiveSign\t\t\t{0}", myInv.PositiveSign );



This code produces the following output.

Note: Symbols might not display correctly on the console,
therefore, Unicode values are included.
        CurrencyDecimalDigits           2
        CurrencyDecimalSeparator        .
        CurrencyGroupSeparator          ,
        CurrencyGroupSizes              3
        CurrencyNegativePattern         0
        CurrencyPositivePattern         0
        CurrencySymbol                         (U+00a4)
        NaNSymbol                       NaN
        NegativeInfinitySymbol          -Infinity
        NegativeSign                    -
        NumberDecimalDigits             2
        NumberDecimalSeparator          .
        NumberGroupSeparator            ,
        NumberGroupSizes                3
        NumberNegativePattern           1
        PercentDecimalDigits            2
        PercentDecimalSeparator         .
        PercentGroupSeparator           ,
        PercentGroupSizes               3
        PercentNegativePattern          0
        PercentPositivePattern          0
        PercentSymbol                   %       (U+0025)
        PerMilleSymbol                  %       (U+2030)
        PositiveInfinitySymbol          Infinity
        PositiveSign                    +


Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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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