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NumberFormatInfo.CurrencySymbol Property

Gets or sets the string to use as the currency symbol.

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

public string CurrencySymbol { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The string to use as the currency symbol. The default for InvariantInfo is "¤".

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The property is being set to null.

InvalidOperationException

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

The string assigned to the CurrencySymbol property is included in the result string when a numeric value is formatted with the "C" standard numeric format specifier.

The following example displays the currency symbol for the current culture and uses the "C" standard numeric format string to format a currency value.

using System;
using System.Globalization;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      Decimal value = 106.25m;
      Console.WriteLine("Current Culture: {0}",
                        CultureInfo.CurrentCulture.Name);
      Console.WriteLine("Currency Symbol: {0}",
                        NumberFormatInfo.CurrentInfo.CurrencySymbol);
      Console.WriteLine("Currency Value:  {0:C2}", value);
   }
}
// The example displays the following output: 
//       Current Culture: en-US 
//       Currency Symbol: $ 
//       Currency Value:  $106.25

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: 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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