NumberFormatInfo.CurrencyNegativePattern Property

July 28, 2014

Gets or sets the format pattern for negative currency values.

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

public int CurrencyNegativePattern { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The format pattern for negative currency values. The default for InvariantInfo is 0, which represents "($n)", where "$" is the CurrencySymbol and n is a number.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The property is being set to a value that is less than 0 or greater than 15.

InvalidOperationException

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

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

Value

Associated pattern

0

($n)

1

-$n

2

$-n

3

$n-

4

(n$)

5

-n$

6

n-$

7

n$-

8

-n $

9

-$ n

10

n $-

11

$ n-

12

$ -n

13

n- $

14

($ n)

15

(n $)

The following example formats a numeric value using each of the 16 possible values of the CurrencyNegativePattern property for the current culture.


using System;
using System.Globalization;

public class Example
{
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      // Create a read-write NumberFormatInfo object for the current culture.
      NumberFormatInfo numberInfo = NumberFormatInfo.CurrentInfo.Clone() as NumberFormatInfo;
      decimal value = -16.32m;

      // Assign each possible value to the CurrencyNegativePattern property.
      for (int ctr = 0; ctr <= 15; ctr++)
      {
         numberInfo.CurrencyNegativePattern = ctr;
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0,2}: {1}\n", ctr, 
                                           value.ToString("C", numberInfo));
      }
   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//        0: ($16.32)
//        1: -$16.32
//        2: $-16.32
//        3: $16.32-
//        4: (16.32$)
//        5: -16.32$
//        6: 16.32-$
//        7: 16.32$-
//        8: -16.32 $
//        9: -$ 16.32
//       10: 16.32 $-
//       11: $ 16.32-
//       12: $ -16.32
//       13: 16.32- $
//       14: ($ 16.32)
//       15: (16.32 $)


Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

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